Latest News & Events
New for KartFest is the the inaugural Roadie Games find out more here and how you can enter!
New dates for Free MHFA training for Freelancers via our AJ Bursary: 25th & 26th May / 23rd & 24th June 2022 / 13th & 14th July 2022, full details and to sign up here
Backup joins forces with Big Drop, read more here
Backup Kartfest 2022 – Now open! More info and how to enter your team here
Backup recent Newsletter Winter 2021 here
Backup is honoured to launch the AJ Bursary for Mental Health First Aider Training, Free for Freelancers. Read more 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 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:
Backup Kartfest is a vital fundraiser for Backup. It’s been two long years, but it’s time to pull on your racing suits, don your helmets and get back behind the wheel for the industry’s favourite get together, Karfest 2022, which takes place on 7th July at Daytona Sandown Park. Details here
We Make Events fundraising campaign is live with
Backup as their main charity. Fund-raising through supporter initiatives, events, merchandise and direct donations, for more info or to donate click here
We Need Crew are linked to the We Make Events fundraising campaign and have all sorts of fundraising going on from concerts in support, raffles, challenges and merchandise, or you can just straight donate to the WNC 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.
Backup with gobo releases! The new range comprises fifteen aerial, breakup and texture designs, each of which will generate a £3 donation to Backup for every glass gobo sold and £1 for every metal gobo.
The Green Room Distillery set up by theatre professionals are supporting
Backup with £1 from each bottle sold 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
Industry apparel, accessory and tech brand STNDBY have a range of stylish, sustainable and feature-packed gear, designed for crew and creatives. STNDBY generously supports
Backup by donating a percentage of their company profits.
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.