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Opportunities for Freelancers

Dear TCC Freelancers! As part of our commitment to supporting your professional development and well-being, we have curated a list of free training programs, grants, and other opportunities that we believe may be of interest to you. We hope that these resources will assist you in enhancing your skills, advancing your career, and navigating the challenges of freelance work.


Free training: 



  • Stop Gap Grants – Immediate Support ( – grant can provide you with immediate support to help manage urgent financial needs.

  • Sir Horace Ové Grant ( – the aim of the grant is to help Black and Global Majority people working behind the scenes in film, TV, and cinema to access opportunity and navigate barriers to career progression. Grants of up to £500 are available and could cover anything from childcare or travel costs to help you access a career opportunity, to courses to support your professional development.

Other opportunities:

  • RTS Bursaries | Royal Television Society – All Bursaries are awarded to talented students from lower-income backgrounds studying an undergraduate degree or HND Level 5 or 6. We will consider candidates studying all subjects: including but not limited to TV Production and Journalism; Humanities and Social Sciences; and STEM related courses. What is important is an evident interest in pursuing a career in television, film or related media industries. Deadline:29 June 2023

  • Children’s TV – Dream Big! year 2 – Training Course – ScreenSkills – 6-month paid placement in a production company making children’s content, alongside industry training delivered by thinkBIGGER! Deadline: 17 Apr 2023, programme: 29 Apr – 31 Dec 2023.


Wellbeing support:


If you missed our previous blog post, which contains additional opportunities, you can find it here. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We invite you to follow us on social media to stay informed about TCC events and industry news.