We are delighted to announce that The Film and TV Charity are the charitable partners for the 2020 Grierson Awards
The Film and TV Charity works behind the scenes of the UK film, television and cinema industry. From research to writing, through casting and production, to editing, publicity, distribution, broadcast and exhibition, the charity supports the lives of everyone involved.
The charity’s free and confidential Support Line 0800 054 00 00 provides 24-hour support for everyone working in the industry on issues such debt, depression and harassment, with fast-track access to counselling, legal advice and bereavement support.
At the start of the Covid-19 crisis, the charity rapidly mobilised to support thousands of workers immediately impacted by the shut-down of production and the closure of cinemas across the country. The Support Line responded to nearly 4,500 calls and messages and has been the first point of contact for many people needing help during this challenging time.
To date the charity has raised £6.65m to fund their Covid-19 Response, launched a range of funding and mental wellbeing services, and supported thousands of people in urgent need as a result of the crisis. At the close of their Emergency Relief Fund earlier the year, the charity found that almost 1 in 5 awardees would have lost their home without the grant.
To watch the Grierson Awards ceremony, tune in to The Grierson Trust's new YouTube channel at 7pm on Thursday 12 November. Sign up now for reminders.
Published: 2 November 2020