Behind the Scenes UK
Don't Leave Your Colleagues in the Dark

Behind the Scenes UK provides financial assistance to entertainment technology professionals, or their immediate family, who are seriously ill or injured. Grants may be used for basic living costs, some medical related expenses, transportation, retraining, or funerals.

Behind the Scenes has a very wide remit. Anyone is eligible for assistance who has earned their living in the industry for at least five years, whether behind the curtain, behind the camera, on the road, or working for companies that manufacture or supply entertainment technology products and services. The charity exists solely to aid those who work behind the scenes; it does not assist performers.

Behind the Scenes UK recently assisted a technician who suffered severe injuries from a fall at work. Dealing with multiple surgeries and a long recovery process was hard enough, but trying to take care of his young family with no income during this critical time proved overwhelming. Upon receiving a grant, he wrote "I just want you to understand how much easier your help is making my recovery. It's like having a fairy godmother."

Behind the Scenes, started in North America in 2006, was actually modeled on Light Relief. Whilst Light Relief has served the UK live performance lighting industry very successfully, there has long been a desire to be able to extend that assistance to the entire entertainment technology community. To that end, the trustees of Light Relief have voted to bring Light Relief under the umbrella of Behind the Scenes UK. A Board of Trustees has been formed to oversee the day-to-day operations of the charity in the UK and they are supported by our Honorary Patrons.

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