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Skillset TV Freelance Fund

Date posted: 21.03.2007

The Skillset TV Freelance Fund has been established to help sustain the television industry’s body of freelancers. It ensures that the workforce in the UK is of the right size and with the right level and range of skills to meet its current needs.

The fund makes cash grants to training organisations to deliver training and development activities that will benefit the UK television industry. It was established in early 2006 to address the shared training concerns of all UK broadcasters and the independent television production sector.

The fund is the result of an agreement between all UK broadcasters, Pact and the co-regulatory body the Broadcast Training and Skills Regulator (BTSR), to invest in training and development for the freelance television workforce. The contributors are:

  • BBC
  • ITV (including all national and regional companies)
  • Channel 4
  • Five
  • Sky
  • All cable and satellite companies
  • Pact, via its levy on independent television production, the Independent Production Training Fund (IPTF)

Skillset manages the fund on behalf of the industry.

Training providers can apply to the Skillset TV Freelance Fund to fund training that is of particular benefit to the UK TV workforce.

Applications are currently being sought from training providers to support Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programmes.

The first deadline is 12pm on Monday 16 April 2007.
Funding guidelines and application materials are all available on the Skillset website.

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