Financial Support2018-11-23T15:53:13+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 & Television Charity is the UK charity for people working behind the scenes in film, TV and cinema exhibition.

Our pilot Family Support Fund provided a helping hand to families juggling a professional career with their caring responsibilities on a limited budget. The Fund aimed 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.

The Family Support Fund can contribute up to £75 a day to help cover the cost of alternative care arrangements (max. claimant amount £1,500 per beneficiary/per annum). Multiple applications can be submitted throughout the year and quotes can vary from one day to multiple days.

Applications can be submitted up to 30 days past the date care was required. However please endeavour to apply in advance where possible. Payments will be made directly to the care providing organisation / business, and only in exceptional circumstances can a payment be made to the applicant (for example, to re-imburse them for prior outlay).

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 qualify and can apply for support.

To make an enquiry, please click the link below.

Please note: you will be expected to provide the Film & Television 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 John Brabourne Awards Talent Development Programme 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 Betty Box & Peter Rogers Comedy Writing Awards were created to find writers of all ages who have been trying to break into comedy writing and support them with a financial and educational support to develop their writing.

This script development programme is run in partnership with Big Talk Productions and LOCO (The London Comedy Film Festival). Each of the successful four writers is awarded £10,000 and receives a personalised programme of industry support.

The aim, through the programme, is to support writers in developing a comedy feature film screenplay or pilot script for a narrative comedy television series.

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