Film and TV Charity Launches Financial Tools to Support Industry Through the Cost-Of-Living Crisis

In partnership with MoneyHelper, the Charity launches tools to support financial planning and management. 
14 September 2022 

The Film and TV Charity has partnered with MoneyHelper to launch a range of new digital financial tools, to increase practical support for those in the industry facing financial uncertainty due to the ongoing cost-of-living crisis. Designed for freelancers who may experience less certainty with their income, and for those in employment who may also be experiencing significant pressures, the resources will provide advice and tips in the face of unprecedented financial uncertainty. 

Provided by financial support service MoneyHelper, the tools can be accessed via the Charity’s website and include a Budget Planner and Bills Prioritiser to give users a better understanding of how they can manage their money and improve their finances. 

The Charity recognises that the tools won’t provide a complete fix for all financial worries and troubles, and is launching them to complement its existing support, including support for those with an urgent financial need

As well as practical concerns, worries about money can also negatively impact mental health, just as mental health can impact how someone manages their finances. That’s why, as well as sending a clear message about the financial support it can offer, the Charity is keen to ensure people working in the industry understand and take advantage of the full range of its support services. 

The Charity’s free and confidential Film and TV Support Line, provides industry workers with access to a team of friendly advisers who are on hand to give advice and guidance, or to simply offer a listening ear. Counselling is available for those who need additional support, and the Charity’s Work and Wellbeing Advice Service also offers access to an adviser for up to three months, for support and guidance with anything from ill health, to career guidance and money worries. 

With the cost-of-living crisis and rising energy bills causing grave concern, we want to ensure that everyone in the TV and film industry has access to the best advice and guidance possible.
Alex Pumfrey, CEO at the Film and TV Charity 

Pumfrey added, Our new financial tools aren’t a magic bullet to the cost-of-living crisis, but they do offer a greater ability to plan and manage finances and ultimately strengthen resilience. Alongside our existing support, such as Stop-Gap Grants, our Wellbeing at Work Advisors, and the brilliant people at the end of our Film and TV Support Line, we really hope that people working in film, TV, and cinema can feel financially, emotionally, and practically supported during this incredibly difficult period.”

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