Published on: 09 May 2017 in The Industry

Directors Charitable Foundation Emergency Support Scheme — Call For Applications

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The Directors Charitable Foundation, a newly-formed charity dedicated to supporting directors in all media, is opening its first call for applications for the Emergency Support Scheme (ESS). 

The Foundation makes small awards for emergency help to directors in acute need. Current and former directors for stage or screen are eligible to apply for financial support towards urgent medical needs, help with bills, rent or social care.  

You can also email the administrator at or apply by post:

Directors Charitable Foundation
c/o Directors UK
3rd & 4th Floor
22 Stukeley Street

The Directors Charitable Foundation was formed in 2015 when the three UK organisations which support directors in theatre, film and television joined forces to set up a new charity. The Foundation draws on the experience and resources of the Directors Guild Trust, Directors UK and Stage Directors UK. A Board comprised of representatives from all three constituent organisations guides the work of the Foundation.

There is no deadline for applications. Award decisions are made on a rolling basis. 

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