COVID-19 Recovery Fund

Applications are open until Monday 12th October 2020

The Film and TV COVID-19 Recovery Fund has been created to reach people in the industry most affected by COVID-19. Offering financial and wellbeing support over six months to help people to sustain themselves and their careers through and out of the pandemic. We’re able to provide grants of £750 a month for up to six months (up to £4,500) to active workers in film, TV and cinema affected by the crisis who are the least financially resilient, and who are the most at risk professionally and personally. 

Applications will close: 5pm Monday 12th October 2020

It doesn’t matter when you apply within the application period, it’s not on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications will be assessed based on need, not when we receive them.

We’re grateful for donations from Amazon Prime Video, BAFTA, BBC Studios, Sky Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and ViacomCBS, as well as for the generosity of private donors and the fundraising efforts of many people in our industry.

Before you start your application, please download and read the full guidance. This explains who’s eligible and how to complete the application form.

If you’ve read the guidance and still have questions, chat to our team via online chat or. alternatively, call us on 0800 054 00 00.

To apply for the grant you must:

  • be a UK resident  
  • work in film, TV or cinema 
  • have been in paid industry work for at least 40 days in the last 18 months
  • be in financial difficulty due to COVID-19
  • have earned less than £30,420 in the previous financial year (2019/20)

If you need an accessible or screen reader-friendly version of the form and guidance download the accessible versions here.

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We’re expecting high demand for this fund, and although we may not be able to give grants to everyone who applies, if you're not successful we may be able to support you in other ways.

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Thanks to our Covid-19 Response funders:

The Film and TV Charity COVID-19 Response has received donations from: Amazon Prime Video; BAFTA; BBC and BBC Studios; BFI using Lottery Funds; Netflix; Sky Group; Sony Pictures Entertainment; ViacomCBS; and WarnerMedia. The charity is also grateful to a number of private donors and the fundraising efforts of many individuals within the industry.


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