About the TV Skills Fund

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The ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund is the result of an agreement between UK broadcasters to invest in training for the freelance television workforce. The BBCChannel 4, Channel 5 and ITV currently contribute.

Since it was set up in 2006, the fund has invested more than £10.4 million in the industry through a variety of funding initiatives. The fund supports the delivery of courses and development activity that will benefit those working in non-scripted genres of television across the UK, in response to skills gaps and shortages in those genres. The fund is managed by ScreenSkills in close partnership with the TV Skills Fund Council comprised of key funders and industry figures. 

It will be superseded by the new Unscripted TV Skills Fund in June 2021.

For more information about the TV Skills Funds or the programmes it is supporting please contact Sarah Joyce, Head of Unscripted and Children’s TV at: sarah.joyce@screenskills.com.

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