Our core funding comes in the form of Grant in Aid from the BFI which we apply for on an annual basis along with a three year business plan. The driving strategy behind the BFI GiA is the BFI's Film Forever Agenda. Funding is earmarked to enable delivery of the priorities set out in FF and is assessed against quarterly KPI reports.
This level of funding is matched by a Service Level Agreement with Plymouth City Council (2012-present) and by a Creative Partnership Agreement with Plymouth University (2013-present). Both of these carry specific deliverables which are assessed through annual reports.
SWFTA supports core expenditure through the development of earned income revenue streams which includes footage sales, DVDs, film shows, licensing and relicensing.
SWFTA has also benefitted from numerous successful project funding bids to develop cataloguing and digitisation of our collections (2010-2012), to develop new approaches to volunteer engagement (2013-2014), and to discover content from the collections we care for in preparation for the BFI’s Unlocking Film Heritage programme (2014 / 2015 / and 2016).