We are very aware that in some parts of the world funding for independent documentaries is particularly scarce due to economic or socio-political reasons. In such regions, even a small amount of development money and ongoing Whicker support can go a long way and have a real impact.
We have teamed up with four established and acclaimed documentary development forums, in such parts of the world. Through them we are awarding a £3,000 ‘no strings attached’ bursary each year.
How To Apply
You cannot apply for these bursaries direct through this website, but if you are living in one of the regions targeted you may apply through our partners below.
To be eligible for a Whicker Bursary, the submitted film needs to be the director’s documentary debut at feature length (50+ minutes long).
Our Bursary Partners
Other Funding Resources
The Whickers remains committed to enabling filmmakers and allowing great documentary ideas to flourish.