Financial support2024-02-15T16:43:04+00:00

Financial Support

Raising Films is building on the great work done by other organisations whose support assists in creating an inclusive, sustainable film and television industry.

When it comes to financial support and advice, The Film and TV Charity is the UK charity for people working behind the scenes in film, TV and cinema exhibition.

The Film & TV Charity funds can provide a helping hand to families juggling a professional career with their caring responsibilities on a limited budget. The Fund aims to provide short-term support to individuals or families to bridge a period of reduced income, rather than to provide financial support for a long period of time.

How to apply:
Are you a professional with a minimum two years’ experience (consecutive or non-consecutive) within the TV/film/cinema industry; do you work behind the camera in any role (production/writing/editing, etc); and do you have caring responsibilities for a child/children, and/or a dependent adult and/or an elderly relative? Do you struggle to cover the cost of alternative care which would allow you to comply with work demands, such as attending interviews, meetings and attend training or networking events? Do you have a household income less than £50,000 per annum and have no more than £10,000 in savings? If you answer ‘yes’ to all these questions, you are likely to qualify and can apply for support, however please check details on the Film & TV Charity Website, as that will always be the most up to date source of information.

To make an enquiry, please click the link below.

Please note: you will be expected to provide The Film and TV Charity with details of your household income and spending and the quote/receipt/bill from the care providing company, plus their account details for payment.

Make an initial enquiry about funding

The Film and TV Charity also runs a 24/7 support line on 0800 054 0000 or via live chat. This service is free and confidential, and offers advice or just a listening ear, as well as referral to a range of specialist services from the Charity, including legal and financial advice, counselling, and casework.

The John Brabourne Awards Talent Development Programme from The Film and TV Charity has been supporting up and coming talent in Film and TV since 2007.

Individual financial awards up to £5,000 are available, which can go towards production projects, scriptwriting and development, education and training, and technology or equipment needs.

The Directors Charitable Foundation also offers financial support.

The Foundation’s missions are to celebrate the art and craft of directing in all media and to support directors in need.

The scheme is designed to offer short-term support and is not suitable for those in need of long-term, continuous assistance.

The scheme aims to:

  • Facilitate access to those eligible
  • Maintain strict confidentiality
  • Operate with the minimum of formality
  • Minimise bureaucracy

The Actors’ Children’s Trust (ACT) the fund for actor-parents, has launched new grants for actors on tour or working away from home.

ACT will pay for the actor-parent to make more trips home, usually up to £450 per month. Or ACT can pay for a partner and children to visit the working actor. Promotion by theatre managers has been pivotal to the scheme’s success. Please ask actors to check eligibility on Their gross household income should be under about £40,000 per year, and they should have had paid acting jobs for more than half their working life so far. ACT can also offer advice and advocacy, and many other grants for actors’ children.

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