We work hard to bring Brighton Fringe participants exclusive funding opportunities to offer financial support and make it easier for you to showcase your talent. Our funding opportunities and available bursaries for 2019 will be announced on this page and in participant newsletters.
We are really grateful to our partners who are as passionate about supporting Brighton Fringe events as we are.
The Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Awards
For the ninth year running, The Pebble Trust is supporting Brighton Fringe participants by awarding three bursaries to young people wishing to put on an event. This could be in any category.
A panel of expert judges will pick three winners who will each receive:
- Brighton Fringe Registration fees paid by The Pebble Trust
- A minimum of £300 towards production costs. For example, the money could be used for venue or equipment hire, marketing, buying props etc
- Up to 3 mentoring sessions with one of the judges
All those involved in the planned event should be residents of Brighton & Hove and aged 25 or under at the time of application. The event should be conceived, initiated, developed and produced entirely by the applicant(s). For example, projects led by a teacher or equivalent individual are not eligible.
Applications open: 8 October 2018
Application deadline: 4 January 2019
Panel Meetings: 12 / 13 January (please note that if your event is shortlisted, you will need to be available for one of these dates)
The winners will be announced before the registration deadline on 18 January 2019.
Brighton Lions Bursary
Brighton Lions are supporting Brighton Fringe participants aged 60 and over by offering 5 bursaries of 5 free registrations. Bursaries will be awarded on a first come, first served basis and each applicant can only apply once. If you have already completed and paid for a registration, you can still apply, if you qualify for a bursary your registration fee will be refunded.
Five winning events will have their Brighton Fringe 2018 registration fee paid for by Brighton Lions.
Applicants must be residents of Brighton and Hove and be aged 60 and over. Applicants must either have already completed their Brighton Fringe 2019 registration, or have started to complete it.
Applications open: 8 October 2018
Application deadline: There is no official deadline for these bursaries, as they are allocated on a rolling basis. However the earlier you complete your event registration, the better! Final deadline for event registration is 18 January 2019.
Encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe Bursaries
Encore Insure in conjunction with Brighton Fringe are very pleased to announce the encoreinsure.com Brighton Fringe Bursary Scheme to reflect their support of Fringe performance and the creative zeal of new makers to produce fantastic work without extortionate budgets.
5 winning events will have their Brighton Fringe 2019 registration fee paid by encoreinsure.com
How do I apply?
To apply, please complete the application form no later than 5pm on Monday 26th November 2018. Applications submitted after this time will not be considered.
In order to be considered for the bursary, you must first have a project in development and confirm your venue for Brighton Fringe 2019 - you will be asked to provide proof of this. You will also need to meet the following criteria:
1. Your event must be running for 6 or more dates / performances
2. Your event must fall under one of the following categories:
- Dance & Physical Theatre
- Literature & Spoken Word
The bursary winners will be selected by a panel of Encore Insure Staff. The schedule is as follows:
- Monday 26 November 2018, 5pm: Deadline for applications
- Friday 30th November 2018: Panel meeting
- Tuesday 4th December 2018: All applicants informed of outcome, and winners announced.
Please visit our Insurance page or www.encoreinsure.com to learn more about our preferred Insurance Supplier and the cover you need for your Brighton Fringe event.