Friends of RPT

Become a Friend of RPT and join us in protecting and supporting freelance newsgatherers as a practical and significant contribution to independent journalism and the free flow of information globally.

Get involved.

We value the significant contribution made by our committed donors and so we have launched a new initiative for supporters to engage with our work: the Friends of RPT.

As a Friend of RPT, you become part of a global community championing high-quality independent journalism, one that recognises the significant contribution made by freelance journalists and filmmakers around the world.

The Rory Peck Trust is recognised worldwide as a unique and vital source of assistance for freelance journalists and their families. Since the founding of the Trust, we’ve supported freelance journalists with £1.6 million in assistance grants, given training bursaries to nearly 800 journalists and completed projects in over 30 countries. More than 2500 freelancers have received assistance through the Trust.

Benefits of joining the Friends of RPT

All Friends of RPT will receive:

  • Your name on the RPT website
  • Discounted ticket to attend the Rory Peck Awards
  • Newsletter exclusively for Friends of RPT
  • Opportunity to join the Friends of RPT online forum
  • An exclusive Rory Peck Trust cotton tote bag

What is the cost of becoming a Friend of RPT?

Friends of RPT make an annual donation of £120 a year (or £45 a year if you are a  freelancer or student), 100% of which goes directly to our Assistance Fund to provide vital support to freelance journalists in times of crisis.