Ways to support the NFTS

Our supporters make a real difference to the lives of NFTS students - and in doing so they make a difference to the future of the film, television and games industries too.

It is due to the generous support from individuals, companies, statutory funders and trusts and foundations, that films and television shows by our graduates are so successful.

Recent graduates explain the crucial difference that receiving a scholarship to allow them to study at the NFTS has made to their lives and their careers.

There are many ways in which you can support the NFTS. Examples include naming a room or cinema seat or a facilities space, establishing a named scholarship, providing donations of equipment, or by supporting masterclasses, visiting tutors and special projects which we would not be able to run without your support.

Donors can give online, by post, by standing order, through stocks and shares, by donating or lending in-kind equipment, or by leaving a legacy. 

To make a donation to the School please email us at info@nfts.co.uk

“I feel fortunate to have had a long and rewarding career as a film and television drama director. This was mainly due to the in-house training I received in a golden age of BBC drama which no longer exists for today’s aspiring directors. I worry for those unable to find the funding for excellent training. Having no offspring to whom I can pass on my skills and rewards, I have therefore chosen to leave a legacy to the renowned National Film and Television School to provide a named bursary. I would love to be remembered for giving young directors of the future the chance of a career as fulfilling as my own.” Carol Wiseman, Film & Television Drama Director, Winner of BAFTA, RTS & PRIX EUROPA Awards, Legacy Donor

Scholarship Fund

The NFTS offers unrivalled training to tomorrow’s filmmakers, TV programme makers and games developers, but providing this high standard of training comes at a cost. Fees and maintenance for a home student (UK & EU) are in the region of £16,000 per year, a major financial commitment that few would be able to afford without support.

We believe attracting and retaining the most talented students to be of paramount importance, irrespective of background and financial means. To keep our gates open to talent from all backgrounds, we rely on donations to the NFTS scholarship fund. We welcome gifts of any size. Giving to the fund allows you to directly help students to train at the NFTS by supporting their tuition and maintenance costs.  You can also choose to create a named scholarship for a more personal relationship.

Scholarship recipients are selected through a rigorous means-tested process and scholarships are awarded on the basis of need only. To find out more or to discuss setting up a scholarship, please email us at info@nfts.co.uk

Naming and Branding Opportunities

David Lean, Albert ‘Cubby’ Broccoli, Barbara Broccoli, Hugh Grant, Daniel Craig, Ossie Morris, Duncan Kenworthy, Ken Loach, Rowan Atkinson, Lew Grade and Wallace & Gromit are only a few of the inspirational names which our students see whilst training at the School.  Their names appear on our teaching buildings, seminar rooms, cinema seats and our donor wall. 

Corporate companies that have taken ‘naming rights’ on whole buildings or in significant spaces such as our cinemas include Chanel 4, Sky, NBC Universal, Cineworld, Framestore, YouTube, and more.  The buildings and spaces are branded accordingly.

There are many ways in which you can become part of this generous community of supporters. To find out more about naming opportunities either as a one off gift to our ongoing capital appeal, or in support of a named scholarship, fellowship or through a legacy gift, please email us at info@nfts.co.uk

Leaving a Legacy - The Role of a Lifetime

Whether you benefited from the NFTS's unrivalled training and want to give something back, worked with some of the talented people who were trained at the NFTS, or you simply want to ensure that everyone with talent has access to the best training regardless of their financial means – leaving a legacy is a fantastic way to do this. Maybe this is a chance to make a gift you could not afford during your lifetime. It has the added benefit that any legacy to the NFTS is exempt from inheritance tax since the NFTS is a registered charity (no. 313429). Furthermore, you may also be entitled to a further reduction of your inheritance liability for your entire estate.

Legacies have contributed to the funding of new teaching buildings, have allowed us to build up a scholarship endowment fund, and have also supported master classes and teaching fellowships.

By letting us know your intentions now, we can make sure you are involved with the School during your lifetime.  For a confidential conversation about remembering us in your will, please email us at info@nfts.co.uk

In Kind Donations

It is thanks to the generous support of our in-kind donors that our students are able to train with state-of-the art equipment. It also means that they able to test some of the latest technology before it reaches the market. This means suppliers to the Film and TV industry can research the application of their products whilst our alumni enter the industry with the latest know-how in emerging technologies.

In kind donations are, like cash donations, eligible for tax relief.  If you would like to support us by making in-kind donations of equipment or help in some other way, please email info@nfts.co.uk

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