Any excess funds generated during each Leigh Short Film Festival are donated to local Charities and Community Groups. We have made three such donations to date, whose details you can read below and we hope to make many more in the years to come, supporting more of these beneficial organisations.


Spectrum Anthology - LGBTQ Short Film

Spectrum is a 30 minute short film telling a range of stories over one night in and around Canal Street, Manchester.

They applied for funding of the prop and costume budget. The shoot includes an ambitious scene where there will be numerous striking and colourful costumes, to enhance the story.

We awarded them a grant of £250.

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Tyldesley Creative Writers

Tyldesley Creative Writers are an informal group who meet weekly at Tyldesley Library, to discuss and write about all aspects of creative writing. They also work in close colaboration with Bolton Movie Makers, another local group.

The group applied for a grant to purchase some better recording equipment for interviewing people on a project about our local guided busway. We were happy to oblige and awarded them £250.

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Excel in Life (NW) CIC

Excel in Life are an organisation who help people develope both practical and vocational skills. Their courses are geared to promoting independance, healthy lifestyle, literact, numaracy, and ICT.

Stuart Hill who joined the team in 2016, works as an IT Support Teacher alongside his main job of graphic design. He applied for a grant to purchase newer and more capable software to use at Excel. We awarded him a sum of £250.

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If you run or are involved with a local community group or charity and would like to apply for a grant from Leigh Short Film Society to support your work, please contact Eizabeth Costello, our Development Director via the Contact Us page of our website.