The Fund

An initial outcome of a collaboration between SASFED, the IPO and Netflix, saw the launch in 2020 of Netflix’s Hardship fund, which disbursed R8,3 million to needy below-the-line industry freelancers. This welcome relief provided some 500 workers with grants of R15 000 each. However, the fund had received over 3 500 applications – so thousands remained in need, and that need has become even greater as the impact of the pandemic continues.

We are happy, therefore, to launch the Screen Sector Support Fund with initial contributions from Sony Pictures International (US $250 000), the National Arts Council (R570 000) and the National Film and Video Foundation (R100 000). We hope to grow this pool of funds – with your help.

The fund is independently administered by Tshikululu (Applications for Individuals / Applications for Organisations), the country’s leading Social Investment Managers. They screen all applications and an independent panel assesses each application and its motivation and makes a decision based on the merits of the application and the available pool of funds.

Applications have now closed, but you may still Donate to the Fund.

Please click here to see the eligibility criteria for Fund applicants.