The Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) provides financial support and pastoral care to retired, former and current cinema, film and television practitioners who are experiencing extreme hardship due to ill health, redundancy or other unfortunate circumstances. In addition to one-off grants and regular payments to those in need, the Fund runs the Glebelands Care Home, providing residential care and full nursing. It also offers independent living in the adjacent Broccoli Cloister, a development of 27 flats.
An applicant to the CTBF must have worked for two years or more in the cinema, film and commercial television industries behind the scenes/camera. The Fund is not able to help people who have been solely employed by the BBC on a full-time basis.