Backup - The Technical Entertainment Charity - provides financial support to industry technical professionals working in live events, theatre, TV and film in the UK.
Backup offers support and help to get you back on your feet.
Are you or a family member seriously ill, struggling to work and needing support?
Is there someone you know who needs help?
Backup offers support and help to get people back on their feet after accidents of illness.
Backup extends the work established by the lighting charity Light Relief to everyone working backstage.
You can support Backup by making one-off or regular donations, or by supporting the many fund-raising events the charity runs, including regular golf and karting days. Or, of course, by nominating your copy of SpotTrack to support Backup - The Technical Entertainment Charity.
Behind the Scenes provides financial support to entertainment technology industry professionals when they are ill or injured. Individuals and organisations contribute money to the program, and Behind the Scenes provides grants for emergency situations. With this initiative, our industry can make sure our colleagues are cared for when tragedy strikes.
Many people in the entertainment technology industry lack health insurance and other financial support systems that are common for professionals in other fields. Behind the Scenes helps industry members through crises, such as serious illness, injury or death by fitting each grant to the recipient's needs. Funds can be used for medical care and living expenses such as rent, mortgage, utilities, food, transportation and child care.
Since May of 2006, Behind the Scenes has been providing grants to industry professionals or their surviving family members to assist in a variety of ways including: short term living expenses such as food, housing and utilities; and assistance with medical bills, health insurance, physical therapy, and medications.