APPLY NOW: Shutter Hub Membership Bursary Fund to Support Photographers 2021

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We have always worked really hard to make sure that things are as affordable and attainable as possible for photographers, and that we work together as a community to support and share.

In response to the COVID-19 situation we gave away Shutter Hub memberships in April 2020, and we’re pleased to announce that we’re giving more away this year.

Our membership has always been heavily subsidised by our own income* (we receive no external grants or funding), allowing each member to access over £1000 worth of services, it’s something we are really proud to be able to offer.


Apply here: Shutter Hub Membership Bursary Fund Application.

We will be accepting applications until 27 April 2021 and bursaries will be awarded in May 2021.



“Even though it’s been the weirdest and hardest year I am very grateful for the bursary and am really enjoying being a member so far. What a great community.” – Ellie Laycock


For those who aren’t Shutter Hub members we have, and always will, provide free content on our award winning blog – we share knowledge, opportunities, advice, behind the scenes projects, and much more. We also send out regular newsletters to our mailing list (sign up here), and you can keep in touch with us on Instagram and Twitter.

In 2016 we set up the Camera Amnesty, our appeal to help homeless photographers get hold of your unwanted cameras and photography equipment. We’ve created free exhibitions, free opportunities, and freedom to share, wherever we can. We believe in collaborating and making a positive impact within the industry.

We will continue to do what we can, but hope these bursaries will be of some help and support in this unsettled time.


*This bursary is funded by Shutter Hub income, sponsorship and donations. We receive no externals grants or funding.

If think you could help us fund an extra membership, please make a donation here, thank you.