UK Cinema Worker Solidarity Fund

As more and more cinemas close their doors in London, Kent and now Sussex for the final round potentially for long periods. Cinema workers who are on zero-hours contracts need to be supported. These closures have been necessary steps in the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. All members of our team have worked in zero-hour contracts and know-how immediate and devastating it can be once hours are cut.

With the assistance of Violet Pictures and the Kent Film Foundation, we have started a fund to help these workers pay for immediate costs. Please apply for the fund via the link below which is open for applications now.

We’re focusing specifically on London, Kent and now including Sussex for the final round of funding which ends on the 30th of April so that we can provide fast support to those workers in need.

The BFI has set-up a Screen Sector Taskforce which will potentially bring in a more stable solution.

All funds have been allocated equally to applications that were received by the 23rd of March as part of the first round of support. We are now raising funds for the final round of funding which closes on the 30th of April.

Am I Eligible?
All zero-hour workers at cinemas in London, Kent and now East Sussex who are experiencing difficulty because of COVID-19 closures are eligible.

How Do I Apply? 
Sign up here:

Each week this page will be updated with a report on how funds raised have been allocated.

Who we are

James Collie - Co-Founder of Violet Pictures in Kent and film programmer at the Folkestone Quarterhouse and the Folkestone Harbour Outdoor Screen. A manager at Regent Street Cinema from 2[phone redacted]

Jan Dunn - Filmmaker (Gypo) and founder of Kent Film Foundation in 2010 in Ramsgate, Kent.

Email: [email redacted]


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James Collie 
Folkestone, South East England, United Kingdom
Jan Dunn 
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