This week, The Film and TV Charity announced that it is making an additional £500,000 available to film, television, and cinema workers who are facing financial hardship.
With the cost-of-living crisis, uncertainty in production, and strikes in the US all having an impact on people working behind the scenes in the UK, this support is needed now more than ever.
As well as helping people with an urgent financial need, your donations also ensure that our Film and TV Support Line is there, 24/7, for anyone who needs it. They help us support the mental health and wellbeing of the industry’s workforce, and they help us deliver the tools and advice people need to become financially resilient.
The film, TV, and cinema workforce is the backbone of our brilliant industry and, with your support, they can navigate the things that are holding them back.
How your donation helps
£30 covers the cost of 12 calls to the Film and TV Support Line, giving detailed information, guidance and support to those that need it.
£50 could support someone struggling to pay their bills. Helping them continue working in our industry.
£100 could cover the cost of 2 counselling sessions to help support someone through tough times.
A donation from people like you helps us to:
- Keep the Film and TV Support Line running. This is a 24/7 listening ear, available to help on a huge range of issues. Our friendly team of advisors are here to help with debt and money worries, depression and anxiety, bullying and harassment as well as career development.
- Give financial help to those in need. In the last two years, we’ve been able to provide 3,500+ financial grants – and this number is due to increase sharply with the cost-of-living crisis.
- Offer free access to 1,000+ counselling and legal advice sessions with a friendly and trained team. From professional to personal life, we’ve helped people overcome some of the most serious situations life throws up.
- Support grassroots activity through our Community Grants. We’ve promoted wellbeing, community, productivity, equality, diversity and inclusion, including anti-racist activity in our sector.