Building a healthier, happier TV, film and cinema community? We’ve not wrapped yet

It’s been a tumultuous couple of years for everyone working behind the scenes in the film, TV and cinema industry. There’s no doubt the pandemic and the huge social movements and changes of the last few years have made what was already a tough industry even tougher.
Luckily The Film and TV Charity is here to help.

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In the last 18 months alone, The Film and TV Charity delivered:


Financial grants


COVID emergency relief fund recipients


General support grants


Community grants helping grass roots activity


Counselling and legal advice sessions


Calls to the support line

It’s all part of our mission to build a happier, healthier TV, film and cinema community. All told, during the pandemic we offered support and help to around 1 in 20 industry workers.

But, with as many as 9 in 10 people working behind the scenes in film and TV experiencing  a mental health problem, and with job and financial insecurity remaining a fact of life for many as we emerge from the pandemic, we know OUR WORK HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN.

I was so stressed and worried about how to keep myself out of debt over the next couple of months and you’ve thrown me a lifeline by awarding this grant. I can’t thank you and the funders enough
Gary, script writer

As we look forward to building a kinder, better industry in 2022, we need your help. NOW. MORE THAN EVER

Ever since The Film and TV Charity was founded back in 1924, our mission has been driven forward by the generosity of the community itself. However much you can spare, your donations help us have a real, direct impact on people’s lives and careers.


Every penny you donate makes a real difference.


covers the cost of 4 calls to the Film and TV Support Line, giving detailed information, guidance and support to those that need it.


could support someone struggling to pay their bills. Helping them stay in our industry.


could cover the cost of 2 counselling sessions to help support someone through tough times.

But wait, there's more...

With a regular donation of as little as £10 a month, you’ll be helping keep services like The Film and TV Support Line running 24/7, provide financial help to those in need within the Film & TV community and help us to develop new services available to everyone in the industry. Plus, every donation, helps support grassroots activity promoting wellbeing, community, productivity, equality, diversity and inclusion in our sector through our Community Grants.