How We Help

Backup Tech, 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 specifically live events, music touring and theatre.

  • Are you or a family member seriously ill or suffering from an accident and needing support?
  • Are you struggling with Mental Health and need to speak to someone?
  • Is there someone you know who needs help with any of the above?

Our 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.

Our Wellbeing Support area has a range of assistance, from grants for a dedicated course of counselling, free Helpline 24/7 providing a centralised access point for both urgent and non-urgent wellbeing support, a bursary for free Mental Health First Aider training for freelancers and support for free training on Addiction and Recovery Awareness course.

Additionally 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.