The Printing Charity (previously known as the Printers’ Charitable Corporation) was founded in 1827 by George and Charles Searle and their employer, John Kind. The Printing Charity is on a mission to be the leading charity for the printing, paper, publishing and packaging sector; here to help today, true to their heritage, and investing in future talent.

Types of assistance offered by the organisation:

Hotline

Target group: journalists, photojournalists, writers, artists

Operates worldwide 

Free, confidential helpline provides practical and emotional support 365 days a year to people in printing sector and their immediate family members. This includes practical and emotional support.

Award

Target group: journalists, photojournalists, writers, artists

Operates in UK

The Rising Star Awards offer grants of up to £1,500 each to fund relevant UK training courses to specifically develop individuals’ professional and personal skill sets and to help them progress in their careers. These Awards for rising stars have grown into the largest single awards programme for people aged 18 to 30 years in the UK printing, paper, packaging, publishing, and graphic arts sector.

Funding

Target group: journalists, photojournalists, writers, artists

Operates worldwide 

The Printing Charity is here to help you and your family work through life’s challenges, whether big or small. The grants can help with financial worries. This might be due to a change in circumstances, such as loss of or reduced income, an unexpected expense, or a struggle to make ends meet every month.