Can’t see a way out? Need financial support with your commitments? We can help. The Film and TV Charity offers a range of grants for travel, family issues or to help you develop your talent. Read more below and see how to apply.
Support Grants: for immediate help
If you’re facing unexpected costs or a short-term financial shortfall, our one-off grants could get you through. You’ll need at least 2 years’ (proven) professional experience in the UK film, TV and cinema industry to apply.
The grants tend to be between £200- £800 (occasionally higher). They could cover things like your general living costs for up to three months in periods of underemployment, or pressing needs like rent arrears or other debts. It could even be essential white goods, urgent repairs or medical costs.
Going Places Awards
A sustainable career, wherever you live
Travel costs that arise because of where you live shouldn’t stand in the way of securing your career. We want to help level the playing field by offsetting those costs for people who need help getting to interviews, pitching for commissions, building their professional networks or accessing training far from where they live.
The fund offers awards from £100 up to a maximum of £1,500 (per person per year) towards the cost of travel, accommodation and subsistence.
Family Support Fund
For carers with careers
Caring for loved ones? This fund is here to help professionals with caring responsibilities to protect and advance their careers. You can apply for short-term support to help you make alternative arrangements for your child, parent, partner or, at our discretion, other significant people in your life.
Get up to £1,500 per person per year so you can take part in interviews, meetings, training, networking and return to work.