RoryPeck Trust

Assistance Grants

Assistance grants

RPT offers individual grants to freelance newsgatherers and/or their families who find themselves in a critical situation. This includes freelancers who have been threatened, imprisoned or injured, forced into hiding or exile, or killed.

How we help

Our assistance grants are modest but they are targeted so that they meet the specific needs of the freelancer or family. Amounts and target areas vary according to the particular circumstances of the applicant, but examples include medical and rehabilitation costs, emergency subsistence, legal, advice, and relocation costs. Our aim is to help grantees overcome a crisis, and where possible, return to work.

How to apply

If you are a freelancer or family in a critical situation, please contact the Trust directly on +44 (0) 20 3219 7860, or email us at

If you are elegible for a grant, we will send you an application form. These are available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Russian. Please note that although the Trust is set up to respond to emergency situations, this process usually takes from one to several weeks.