Financial Support

The right financial support, tools and resources for you

Financial support

The cost-of-living crisis has left lots of industry workers with new financial worries and concerns. But with support, information, and resources specifically for people working in film, TV, or cinema, we can help you find the right financial support, from one-off grants to help you in a crisis, to useful tools like our budget planner.


Practical financial support, tools, and resources

We’ve partnered with MoneyHelper to provide a range of practical tools to help improve your financial wellbeing. Use our resources to help you take control of your finances by learning how to budget, save and prioritise your bills.

    • Managing your money: Gain a better understanding of how to manage your money and improve your finances by using MoneyHelper’s Budget Planner and Bill Prioritiser
    • Planning ahead: Use our Savings Calculator to learn how to grow your money and reach your financial targets

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Immediate support with stop-gap grants

When you’re presented with an unexpected shortfall, careful planning might not be enough. That’s why we also offer stop-gap grants to help manage urgent financial needs. If you work behind-the-camera in film or television these one-off grants could help with unexpected costs during a crisis or could allow you to access a career opportunity when a lack of financial capital is holding you back.

Our grants are usually up to £750, and with a quick and straightforward application process they can provide immediate financial support when it’s needed the most. To be eligible to apply you must work in any behind-the-camera role in film or television in the UK.

Apply for a stop-gap grant

Tailored support with work and wellbeing

Life and work don’t always run smoothly. You may be up against barriers that stop you moving up in your career, or you could be returning to work after a break due to illness, raising a family, or caring for loved ones. Whatever the issue, our friendly work and wellbeing advisors can help.

You can work closely with our advisors over a 3 month period to see what’s holding you back, think through the options and get back on track. There’s support and guidance with anything from debt to housing to mental health worries. We can also sort out career guidance with friendly professionals, who have lots of experience in our industry, including managing and hiring.

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Debt and money worries

Money troubles can also have an impact on your mental health. If you’re having issues with debt and need someone to talk to, our 24/7 Support Line is free, independent and completely confidential. Just call us anytime on 0800 054 0000 and a member of our team can give you advice and support on your financial troubles.

You can also contact Step Change for information, advice and support on dealing with debt.

Other services available for you:

Freelancer Hub

Freelancers face their own unique set of challenges. That’s why we’ve created the Freelancer Wellbeing Hub. It’s especially for people freelancing in film , TV, and cinema — so you should feel right at home

Check out the freelancer's hub

Mental Wellbeing

Our trained team has lots of experience and can give you quick, discreet advice. We can hep with grief counselling, bullying and harrassment advice and support.

Find the right support for you

Legal Advice

Our trained team has lots of experience and can give you quick, discreet advice. Call us about any legal queries or advice.

Free, simple and confidential advice