Our Mission Statements
Backup – The Technical Entertainment Charity – is the UK’s registered charity that provides financial support to industry technical professionals, crew/production personnel and people working in the technical supply chain across the UK entertainment industry including those from live events, theatre, TV and film.
Are you or a family member seriously ill or suffering from an accident and needing support?
Is there someone you know who needs help?
Backup offers support and help to get you back on your feet.
Medical Grants are tailored to an individual’s needs and can include essential living costs, medical related expenses, advice, re-training and travel.
Backup works with potential recipients to fully understand the support needed and ensure that help is targeted effectively.
Backup will stay in contact with recipients and provide ongoing support.
In light of the devastating impact of COVID-19, Backup has recently created a separate initial Hardship Fund, which will provide limited financial assistance to those most in need – visit our Hardship Fund page for latest details on status and criteria, as the fund will be open to applications in phases.