Rory Peck Trust is a UK based non-profit, non-governmental organization that works internationally to provide direct practical and financial support to freelance journalists and their families worldwide, assisting them in times of crisis and helping them to work more safely and professionally. The Trust has been dedicated to this work for the last twenty five years.


- Assistance grants provide financial assistance to freelance journalists and their families in times of crisis. This may include medical and rehabilitation costs, emergency subsistence, legal advice and relocation costs.

-The Training Fund makes hostile environment and first aid training courses affordable and accessible for freelancers.

-Safety Clinics offer valuable one-to-one sessions with safety experts for freelancers around the world.


-The annual Rory Peck Awards is a unique international competition dedicated to the work of freelance journalists in  news and current affairs.


The Rory Peck Trust’s free online resources for freelancers provide valuable information on safety, security and professional development, including sections on insurance, digital security, risk assessment, budgeting and funding sources. Topics include:

Safety & Security
-Risk assessment, communications plans and proof of life templates
-Safety training information

Digital Security 
-Digital risk assessment (guide + downloadable template)
-Getting started with digital security, including social media, malware, encryption, passwords and more

Sources of Funding 
-Fellowship and grant opportunities


-Types of insurance

-Insurance providers for freelancers

COVID-19 Resources

-Safety guides and articles

-Sources of funding

-Job opportunities

-Online training