Latest News & Events
Backup Hardship Fund is currently closed for applications, we will let you know when we plan to open for applications again.
Backup is honoured to launch the AJ Bursary for Mental Health First Aider Training, Free for Freelancers. Read more here
Backup latest Newsletter Summer 2021 here
Backup launches free 24hr Helpline, to provide a centralised access point for both urgent and non-urgent wellbeing support, more details here
Backup joins in funding for free bursaries for addiction and recovery aware training workshop commissioned by TPG and run by Music Support, more details here
West End Unplugged
You can watch the full series of our recent West End Unplugged 4-part charity concert series here – donations still open too!
We do like to shout about companies, individuals and industry campaigns getting involved and supporting
Backup with their own Fundraising, so if you’re planning a future fundraising event in aid of Backup do let us know.
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Highlights of current and upcoming fundraisers:
We Make Events fundraising campaign is live with
Backup as their main charity, for more info click here
We Need Crew are linked to the We Make Events fundraising campaign and have all sorts of fundraising going on from concerts to raffles, or you can just straight donate to their cause here
In addition to WNC tremendous support of the
Backup Hardship Fund, they also fundraise specifically to support Wellbeing projects through Backup, find out about their fundraising for this here and check out our Wellbeing Support page to see where WNC fundraising has helped us provide support .
A Light Walk! – Members from The ALPD will join Sam Bowden from Chauvet to raise funds for the Lumière Design & Production Schemes to run in 2022 and to support the much needed work of
Backup. Taking place on 24th Sept, the sponsored walk will commence from the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon and finish at the National Theatre in London. Help support via their GoFund me page here
Jason Dixon is running not one, but two Marathons (London & Manchester) in aid of
Backup! Taking place on 3rd and 10th October, to find out more about Jason’s fundraiser and to support him on his epic challenge click here
The newly launched Green Room Distillery set up by theatre professionals are supporting
Backup with sales from their range of bespoke spirits, for more info click here
Lighting Designer Declan Randall has been getting creative with cookie cutters and has launched Custom Cookie Cutters with a specific “Theatre Set” in aid of
Nina Dunn has launched The Dark Theatres Project, a fundraiser where you will be able to either order individual prints or a beautifully designed book that documents a unique journey through prominent London Theatres that have stood empty for three months. In aid of of
Backup and several other industry charities.
Backup supporter, The Lightpower Collection, has teamed up with legendary photographer Neal Preston, to release a set of previously unseen music photographs. In aid of Backup and several other industry charities.