Eye Opening Films

In January 2017 we invited grantee organisations to apply for the chance to make and edit a short professional film about their work with Day for Night Films, focussing on “something to share that others could learn from”.

We received an overwhelming response  - 280 entries were received and 7 organisations were shortlisted:

  • The Restart Project
  • Community of Arran Seabed Trust (COAST)
  • The Fostering Network
  • Yorkshire Dance
  • Butterfly Trust
  • Campaign Bootcamp
  • Farnham Maltings

The films have made us laugh, cry, but most importantly have higlighted the brilliant work of those we fund.

The Restart Project

This social enterprise encourages and empowers people to use their electronics longer in order to reduce waste. Their video aims to build a DIY generation to fight the UK’s electronics waste mountain.



This community organisation works for the protection and restoration of the marine environment around Arran and the Clyde. Their film shows a few of the remarkable things which can be found under UK waters, and gives some very good reasons to take action to protect them, so that our children can enjoy them long into the future.


The Fostering Network

This charity works to improve the lives and life chances of children in foster care. Their film was launched at the start of Foster Care Fortnight - an annual campaign run by the Network to raise the profile of fostering.



Yorkshire Dance

This charity champions the value of dance and its development in Yorkshire. Their film focuses on We Danced - an intergenerational project that celebrates the connections we make through dance.


Butterfly Conservation

Devoted to the conserving butterflies and moths since 1968,  Butterfly Conservation shows how gardening with butterflies and moths in mind, can help species to thrive. 


Campaign Bootcamp

Campaign Bootcamp is an intensive training course designed to give young campaigners the skills, network and confidence needed to create change.


Farnham Maltings

GERM FREE ADOLESCENT was a theatre performance developed by Root Theatre as a Greenhouse project for House Theatre with over 100 young people from all over Medway, before touring across community venues.