Our Funding Programmes

Film & Television Charity Support Fund

The Film & Television Charity Support Fund is the general fund which covers most situations where financial support is required. Every year our support team distributes around £1,000,000 in financial support to various individuals and families in many of the situations you’ll read about on this site. The fund is made up of a combination of individual donations, fundraising, legacy donations and money raised from The Film & Television Charity events, such as The Royal Film Performance.

Find out more how The Film & Television Charity supports individuals at every stage of their career in the Film and TV industry.

What We Do

Family Support Fund - with Raising Films

The Family Support Fund programme specifically targets parents and carers who need financial help with childcare or caring responsibilities. Currently running as a 12-month pilot scheme, the fund is a joint partnership with Raising Films to provide short term financial support.

If you’re juggling a professional career with caring or childcare responsibilities with your career in Film, TV or cinema exhibition, the fund aims to provide short-term support to help you bridge periods of reduced income.

Going Places

The fund aims to support experienced screen industry professionals from anywhere in the UK with awards of £100 to £1,500 per person per year to help meet travel, accommodation and other subsistence costs. These may be costs incurred in attending job interviews, commissioning and funding pitches, development meetings, training, networking opportunities and other activities intended to develop or secure their careers which take place out of the applicant’s home region.

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The John Brabourne Awards

The John Brabourne Awards Talent Development Programme supports up and coming talent with individual awards of up to £5,000. It is primarily designed to help those who face significant obstacles in progressing their career in Film and TV due to lack of finances, illness or caring responsibilities. The awards go toward helping individuals with production projects, scriptwriting and development, education, training and the purchase of technology or equipment in furtherance of their career.

Read more about The John Brabourne Awards.

John Brabourne Awards

The Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme

The Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Programme offers emerging comedy writers a financial grant alongside a development programme designed to produce a screenplay or pilot at its conclusion. The current partner for this programme is LOCO.

Read more about The Betty Box and Peter Rogers Comedy Awards.

Betty Box & Peter Rogers Comedy Awards

The Richard Attenborough Scholarship

The Richard Attenborough Scholarship is a fully funded scholarship for one individual of the The National Film and Television School (NFTS) studying a post-graduate MA. There is no application procedure and scholarships are awarded to MA students based on individual assessment.

Find out more about The Richard Attenborough Scholarship.

Richard Attenborough Scholarship