Wednesday, 6 May, 2020
Support is being offered to those working in the background within the film, TV and cinema industries who wish to help others in the sector who are struggling through the downturn caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
The COVID-19 crisis has had a notable impact on the film and television industry, with many facing financial hardship and increased levels of isolation.
As part of the Film and TV Charity's coronavirus response to help support the industry's mental health and wellbeing during this time, it has designed the Community Grants scheme to aid those who are volunteering their time to support their peers in the film and TV workforce. Specifically, the scheme will contribute to administrative costs and 'out of pocket' expenses incurred in delivering this work at this time.
Grants will usually be around £150-£250 but can be up to a maximum of £1,000 for people organising a series of events or with additional costs to support access and inclusion. Funded activities could tackle isolation, connect people, involve professional development, skills sharing, mentoring, career development or financial advice.
The scheme is open to grassroots organisations or individuals who work in film, TV or cinema in the UK with a minimum of one year's proven professional experience behind the scenes.
Applications will close on Monday 1 June 2020 (18:00 BST).
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