The MMBF (Matthew Martino Benevolent Fund) is a UK based charity that supports aspiring pilots worldwide through grants towards PPL,CPL and other pilot training courses and also supports filmmakers worldwide through training grants and bursaries, funding for first time filmmakers under 18 and provides sponsorship for film related events such as film festivals and film award ceremonies.
Choosing to fly for a career is no walk in the park and we realise that hence we offer sponsorships towards any aviation training course worldwide provided its approved by countries aviation authority.
PPL (Private Pilot License) part sponsorship - Upto £2000 ($3000)
Aviation/Flight Operation approved courses (e.g FAA Dispatcher,Avtech 2000) - Upto £750 ($1000)
PPL Study packs (These have all books, bag, logbook, navigator, charts and exam CD)
Pilot medical examination fees (Class 1, Class 2)
MMBF & Colchester Film Festivals 'Matthew Martino Rising Star Award
“This year Colchester Film Festival is introducing the Matthew Martino
Rising Star Award. The aim of the award is to encourage new and emerging British filmmakers by publicising their talent and supporting their future work. The award is chosen in collaborate with the festival directors and this year’s festival judges.”