Sports Freelancer Collective – March 30 update

We have not forgotten you!

The Sports Freelancer Collective is continuing to explore all avenues with regards assistance for the many self employed who have lost income but who don’t qualify for the government’s Self Employment Income Support Scheme. 

SFC is grateful for the pro-bono services of the accountant who has been answering the questions sent in via your feedback to Philippe Auclair. Please bear with us.

Your feedback is also helping to steer us as we liaise with other organisations. We continue to explore the best method for setting up an emergency fund.

In the meantime we have assembled the resources below, which we hope are helpful in these difficult times. To add your name to the mailing list, please email


Employment lawyer Safwan Afridi of Radcliffes LeBrasseur has very kindly offered to help those of you who may have questions about employment law free of charge. To do so, get in touch with him at


Niall McGinnity of Novem9 Ltd has very kindly offered his advice free of charge. Please send your queries to


A mortgage broker has very kindly proposed his services to answer questions about mortgages free of charge. Queries to


Hardships funds and emergency grants may be accessible via:

The Journalists Charity 

The Authors Guild

The British Association of Journalists

National Union of Journalists

Society of Authors


Sports psychotherapist Gary Bloom is happy to speak to anyone via @bloomers57 or emailing