nextPix/firstPix have recently changed their approach to the firstPix grant. Rather than fund on a pre-determined cycle, they will accept queries from any film that is being crowd funded at any point during the year.
The Distributing Agency for Arts, Culture and National Heritage (ACNH) is once again in the position to consider applications for funding from the proceeds of the National Lottery aligned to regulations.
A grant can be used for the further development of the script (e.g. research, writing, translation or hiring a coach or script consultant) but can also be used to present the project to financiers or other potential partners at (international) co-production meetings or film festivals.