Dole Animators has been funded via an Awards for All Grant from the National Lottery, and the project team are working in partnership with Gipton Supported Independent Living (GIPSIL).
GIPSIL is a community-based organisation established in 1993 on the Gipton estate in East Leeds in response to the difficulties faced by young people in an area of deprivation. GIPSIL provides housing and support to 110 young people at risk, including the homeless, lone parents and young offenders in East Leeds, as well as a city-wide service for 60 care leavers.
Additional funding has been provided by the Higher Education Innovation Fund. This was awarded by the University of Leeds on behalf of Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Further funding to support the dissemination of the film has been provided by the Economic and Social Research Council, as part of their 2013 ESRC Festival of Social Sciences.