The Awards fund projects that take an original approach to their subject, experiment with ideas, and have the ability to reach and entertain a large UK audience. Projects must demonstrate the potential to captivate and enthral an audience. They should be aimed at a large ‘entertainment-seeking’ rather than a ‘science-seeking’ audience.
Deadline: 16 October 2015 (17.00).
Your project should primarily be aimed at a mainstream UK and/or Republic of Ireland audience in the first instance, although the subject matter can be international. Successful applications to the Co-production Award scheme will demonstrate a robust financial plan and true partnerships with the funders and distributers needed to drive quality and guarantee audience attention.
Co-production Awards provide grants of up to £40,000 for up to three years of funding.
In exceptional circumstances, and by invitation only, Wellcome Trust offer Co-production Awards up to £300,000 for projects that are outstanding in ambition and impact. Eligible projects must be co-produced in association with a broadcaster or other mass entertainment platform, and the Co-production Award must only part-finance the project; i.e. funding that at least matches the Award should already have been secured for the project.