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Ffilm Cymru has announced a support package for the Welsh film sector during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Support relevant to film education practitioners includes:

An Emergency Relief Fund for film education practitioners that are experiencing financial hardship as a result of Covid-19. Non-repayable grants of up to £1,500 can be requested.  We expect demand to be high and we may not be able to support everyone, so we will be asking about other potential sources of income. However, we invite you to ask for what you need – regardless of whether or not you have received other income from us through supported applications, or if you are receiving or applying for other third-party sources of funding.

Our Emergency Relief Fund is currently closed.

 

Other Covid-19 Related Support

For film education practitioners

This Non-Sector Specific Support may be relevant to you, dependent on your individual (company) circumstance.

Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund (Currently closed, please check back for updates)

Film & TV Charity Repayable Grants Scheme for Freelancers (Currently closed, please check back for updates)

While the Arts Council of Wales' Urgent Response Fund for Individuals and Stabilisation Fund for Organisations are currently closed for applications, their Stabilisation Fund for Individuals will open for applications from 29th May with a deadline of 15th June. Find out more here.

Geldards: Access to Resources and Funding for Charities

Find out the latest on responsibly handling personal and sensitive data (such as health information), that is compliant with GDPR regulations, here.


The NHS COVID-19 app for Wales and England can be downloaded here. It is additional and complementary to the existing Welsh Government test, trace and protect measures, and businesses, including cinemas, should continue to collect and hold current contact data on their customers (for 21 days from their visit) and employees. We would similarly advise that production companies and education practitioners collect and hold current contact data on their cast, crew and those they work with.  

 

Industry Helpline

The Film and TV Charity Support Line is open 24/7, helping people in the industry manage issues big and small. Call 0800 054 00 00 or access via live-chat.

The Welsh Government has set out their current thinking for how they will change the operations of schools and other providers over time in response to COVID-19. Read more here.

Schools in Wales are due to re-open to all pupils in September.