Support Funds

Funds available for those working in film and television who have been affected by Covid-19

BFI COVID-19 Production Continuation Fund - Through their new BFI COVID-19 Production Continuation Fund, the BFI have made up to £2m available to independent British productions interrupted by COVID-19. The deadline has now closed but you can Read more

COVID-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund – The Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund has launched to provide support to workers and freelancers who have been hit by the closure of productions across the UK. Created by The Film and TV Charity in close partnership with the BFI, the fund is also supported by donations from Netflix, the BFI, BBC Studios, BBC Content, WarnerMedia and several generous individuals. Deadline closed as of 22nd April.

Repayable Grants Scheme - The Film & TV Charity have announced they're creating a Repayable Grants Scheme. Offering grants of up to £2,000 to freelancers eligible for Self-employment Income Support but who are struggling with the wait for payments in June. Read more. Deadline closed as of 22nd April

Film and TV Behind the Scenes Assistance Fund - The sole purpose of this fund is to assist those who have and will encounter immediate financial difficulties resulting from the unprecedented shutdown of almost all productions in the UK because of the Covid -19 Pandemic Read more

Arts Council England – has pledged £160 million of emergency funding available for those organisations and individuals who will need it during this crisis, and they have also changed the funding requirements for individuals and organisations currently in receipt of their funding. Read more

Creative Scotland - has launched three funding programmes designed to provide further support to sustain the country’s creative community during the COVID-19 outbreak - a Creative Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund, a parallel Screen Scotland Bridging Bursary Fund and The Open Fund: Sustaining Creative Development: Film Cymru has announced a support package worth £530,000 for the Welsh film sector during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

BBC Cymru Wales has announced a special package of support to assist independent production companies in Wales working with the broadcaster during the Coronavirus crisis. Read more

ITV have announced the creation of a £500k development fund targeted at the independent sector to help producers during the Covid-19 crisis. Read more

Sony Establishes $100 Million COVID-19 Global Relief Fund - Read more

Arts Council of Wales: Responding to Covid-19 - Read more

The Royal Theatrical Fund - The Royal Theatrical Fund provides support for people of all ages who have worked in the entertainment industry. Read more.