Stagehand COVID-19 Crew Relief Fund: Round Eight Now Open

Applications are open until Midday on 3 September 2021.

The eighth round of Stagehand COVID-19 Relief Fund grants are now available for those that are not currently working or receiving UK government support.

Applications for grants of up to £500 will be invited from those that have received zero or minimal support from government self employment or furlough schemes, haven’t any significant alternative income and have been unable to find work despite the current shortage of crew and techs.

The fund is open to non-theatrical live event crew, for those in theatre, colleagues at the Theatre Artists Fund have support available, along with Backup Tech. Applications are open until Midday on 3 September, Stagehand anticipates over-subscription and will work hard to contact applicants by 10 August 2021.

“We owe a great deal to those that are supporting our fundraising efforts,” Stagehand’s Andy Lenthall said. “We owe it to them to investigate all suspicious activity.”

More than 280 people have donated over a million pounds to fund grants for those who need it most. Click here to get involved.