UK’s Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund launches as 93% of freelancers now out of work

Published on Apr 08, 2020

BFI to contribute £500,000 of National Lottery funding; Netflix previously donated £1m.

The Covid-19 Film and TV Emergency Relief Fund, created to support the UK creative community during the coronavirus pandemic, launches today (April 8) with initial donations totalling £2.5m ($3.1m).

Established by The Film and TV Charity in partnership with the BFI, it is supported by funds from Netflix, the BFI, BBC Studios, BBC Content, WarnerMedia and “several generous individuals”.

The BFI has announced it will contribute £500,000 of National Lottery funding to the initiative. Streaming giant Netflix previously donated £1m ($1.23m).

The time-limited fund – applications will remain open for two weeks

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