Since looking at where is best to freelance after Uni, and the possibility of moving to Japan, I thought it was then best to look into government funding for the arts in the UK (just incase I have to stay in this country longer than I hoped for!)
Compared to other countries, UK Government funding for the arts is pretty poor, but I have knocked up together a few helpful resources for when the time comes. The first 'go to' place for funding for the arts is, The Arts Council http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/apply-for-funding/grants-for-the-arts/
The Arts Council have also listed other places where artists can find funding for their projects here, http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/funding/other-sources-of-arts-funding/
This link is also really helpful http://film.britishcouncil.org/resources/shorts-animation-experimental/animation
Freelancers and small companies are now turning to self-funding through websites such as Kickstarter or applying for grants through Ideastap.