Funder Films CIC is pleased to announce the start of an exciting new Heritage Lottery project entitled Wye Chilham Chartham: Scene from the Train 1914-1918.

The aim of the project is to look at various buildings (both public buildings like schools and colleges, and also private houses) in the villages along the railway line between Ashford and Canterbury in East Kent – to find out what was happening in those buildings during the Great War. Who lived and worked in them? And what happened to these people?

Funder Films will be commissioning a project manager for this project which will take place between June and November 2018. The work would suit someone with a passion for history, experience of researching from online and library sources, and a good knowledge of the local area. In addition, the company will be commissioning two female actors (or aspiring actors) to launch the project in costume on board trains for two days in mid-June. The ideal candidates for all roles will be self-employed or aspire to self-employment. Closing date for interest: May 24.

For more details please contact Jasper Bouverie ( Thanks!


Masterclass for A Few Words About Me

The England Centre for Practice Development presents

Thursday 17th May 2018   2pm – 4pm

Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Road Campus, Ng03 – Lecture Theatre

A Few Words About Me

How can poetry help people living with dementia?

‘A Few Words About Me’ was a community-based project that ran from October 2017 to March 2018, organised by Funder Films and funded by the National Lottery and Kent Community Foundation.

As part of Dementia Awareness Week, Jasper Bouverie will show some short films documenting this recent project in Canterbury, Victoria Field will talk about the theory and practice of biblio-poetry therapy as it relates to dementia and Fay Blair will describe the process of evaluating the project.  There will be opportunities to experience some of the creative writing techniques used in the sessions and for discussion.

This masterclass will be of interest to those working with people living with dementia, mental health and nursing professionals and writers who may wish to use their skills in the community.

For further information please contact:

Tickets are free.