The Film & Television Charity’s Covid-19 Repayable Grants Scheme is now open.

The new scheme offers financial grants of up to £2000 to support UK film, TV and cinema freelancers who are eligible for the Government’s Self-Employment Income Support Scheme but who are struggling with the wait for the Government payments due in June.

The repayable grants are interest free and applicants do not need to provide any guarantees. There’s no arrangement fee and recipients are asked to repay the grants once they have received their back-dated Government support.

What can I apply for?

You can apply for a repayable grant of between £500 and £2,000, which is intended to help cover essential living costs until the payment of your backdated SEISS income support in June. Applications should detail essential outgoings and grants will not be provided for costs that are non-essential or that can be deferred through other statutory assistance.

We know that many thousands of workers are finding themselves in difficult situations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to help as many of them as possible. Please help us by only applying for the amount you absolutely need to cover your essential living costs.

To Apply

Before you start your application, we encourage you to download and read the guidance carefully. This explains who is eligible, and how to complete the application form.

Details on how to apply as well as the full set of application guidance can be found here.

Applications close Wednesday 22nd April.





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