Useful links and resources for industry and freelancers affected by Coronavirus

Our sponsors, supporters and partners are all working together closely to plan for all of The Grierson Trust’s activity given the recent coronavirus outbreak, and we wish everyone well whilst navigating these uniquely tricky circumstances. Our thoughts are particularly with the self-employed and freelancers – the lifeblood of our industry – who will undoubtedly be amongst the worst affected economically by the outbreak.

Over the past days and weeks, industry bodies have issued statements and conducted surveys of freelancers and self-employed people in the industry so that they can lobby government to provide adequate financial support.

Read about the efforts of the BECTU, Creative Industries Federation, Directors UK, IPSE and PACT.

If you would like to have your say, if you need advice, or are facing financial hardship due to coronavirus, you can explore the resources listed below.

Raise your concerns:

Get advice:

Explore financial support:

If you would like to raise a concern that is particularly relevant or specific to the factual and documentary sector do email us at and we will collate the issues raised and take them forward to our industry partners.

Published: 19 March 2020

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