Although the spread of COVID-19 has had a huge impact on production, some commissioning is still happening, and there are also pots of money for development.

Below are links to information we have posted about development and commissioning announcements made by broadcasters and industry bodies that are open to indies.

29th April: BFI COVID-19 Production Continuation Fund opens

28th April: Apply for up to €60k Development: Single Project funding from Creative Europe

28th April: Ffilm Cymru announces £530k support package for Welsh film sector

27th April: BBC3 and BBC England launch factual development opportunity Northern Voices

22nd April: £20m Scottish Government Creative, Tourism & Hospitality Enterprises Hardship Fund to open shortly

21st April: Creative Wales opens emergency funding for businesses

9th April: BFI announces £4.6m support for industry

9th April: Up to £50k development funding available to Scottish indies

9th April: Future Screens NI and Northern Ireland Screen launch Rewriting the Narrative Funding Call

8th April: S4C announces £6m support for indies in Wales

6th April: BBC doubles small indie fund, supercharges development

6th April: ITV announces £500k development pot for indies

2nd April: £1m Creative Wales Fund

More information about Nations and regions-specific support can be found here.

Information about general support for businesses - including those in the creative sector - can be found here.


Upcoming Pact Commissioner Briefings

Pact’s Commissioner Briefing Series is part of our Growth Accelerator activity. Each session is recorded and Pact members who weren’t able to attend can access them on-demand via the online platform which is free and exclusive to Pact members.

Netflix: Commissioning Editor for Original Documentaries, Kate Townsend
11:00am - 12:00pm, Thursday 30th April
Find out more and register here.

Catch up with recent sessions...

Amazon: Head of UK Scripted, Lydia Hampson and Head of Unscripted, Dan Grabiner
Held on Thursday 23rd April
Available on the Pact Growth Accelerator here.

Channel 4: Head of Factual, Danny Horan
Held on Friday 24th April
Available on the Pact Growth Accelerator here.

ITV Drama: Chloe Tucker and Huw Kennair-Jones
Held on Friday 17th April.
Available on the Pact Growth Accelerator here.


More briefs on the Pact Growth Accelerator

The Pact Growth Accelerator is full of information about commissioners in the UK and around the world, and what they’re looking for. 

Find out more here.

Please note: you must be registered on the Pact Growth Accelerator to access this content. Pact members can register for free here.

Nations and regions support

Please visit our Nations and regions page for information about other support that might be available to your indie in your area. For details about the UK Government’s support, visit the Support for businesses page.