RoryPeck Trust

Freelance Assistance

The Freelance Assistance Programme is at the heart of our work, providing direct financial and practical support to freelance newsgatherers and their families globally.

We work with a wide network of international and local partners. These partnerships enable us to reach freelancers in countries where it is difficult to operate, and to provide additional support where needed. The Programme operates in four main ways:

Ongoing practical advice and information

RPT offers a unique and essential source of guidance, support and referral for freelance journalists and their families. This includes our online digital resource pages.

Assistance grants

Our grants provide financial assistance for freelance newsgatherers in crisis, and to those who have been seriously injured or are suffering persecution, exile or imprisonment as a result of their work. Grants also support the families of those freelancers who have lost their lives.

Rory Peck Training Bursaries

The RPT Training Fund makes hostile environment training affordable for freelancers, enabling them to gain the skills and knowledge needed to work in difficult and dangerous environments.


Run in collaboration with local and international partners, we regularly undertake projects that protect and educate freelancers in practical ways that are specific to their needs.