Your Situation

I can't afford my travel costs

If you need to travel to seek work or maintain your career but can’t afford it, we may be able to help

Helping with the cost of travel

The UK boasts one of the most dynamic Film and TV sectors in the world, but if you’re based outside one of the core production locations, it can be problematical, with travel costs continually rising.

If you need to travel to another part of the country for work reasons, it can be a barrier due to affordability – we understand the importance of being able to travel in order to stay in touch with your career or have face-to-face meetings, especially if:

  • You’re temporarily out of work or between projects
  • You’re working but currently on a low income
  • You’re getting back into the Film and TV industry after a period out of work
  • You’re a carer or juggling with looking after children

We’ve helped many Film and TV industry professionals with travel expenses in exactly these situations.

How we can help

Here are a few of the situations we’ve helped with travel costs for:

  • To attend work/project meetings
  • To meet with potential employers, commissioners or recruiters
  • To attend meetings with other industry professionals
  • To stay in touch with your network at meetings or industry events
  • To attend workshops or training to ensure you’re staying ahead of technology and your skills are up-to-date

The majority of people we provide travel assistance for are on a low income, currently out of work, or are looking to get back into the jobs market after having children or looking after a loved one.

We’re able to provide support in a number of ways, including the Going Places fund, run in partnership with Northern Film + Media, which helps experienced screen industry professionals from anywhere in the UK with work-related travel, accommodation and subsistence costs.

However, our support team can provide options for all situations. Contact us today and a member of the team will discuss your situation and provide some options.