Freelance Friendly

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A community supporting the mental health of the self-employed - slack community, online resources, podcast and more.

Themes: mental health

Independent Work

An independent community of independent workers, built without needing facebook or slack. Supportive and informative, this community is lively and is producing brilliant content for all at too

Themes: being a freelancer

Doing it for the kids

Online community focusing on freelancing parents. A podcast, lively community facebook group, meetups and blog. Especially useful for parents homeschooling right now.

Themes: parenting


We're a non-profit community of freelance designers, developers, illustrators and makers, based in the UK, Europe & the US.

Sector: design


Making the lives of freelance journalists richer. Tools, resources and community support for freelancers.

Sector: journalism

Being Freelance

The podcast every freelancer should listen to. Freelance tips, business advice and life hacks from freelancers to a freelancer.

Themes: being a freelancer

Freelance Heroes

A community of freelancers from across the UK; supporting and encouraging one another, skill sharing and representing their freelance network UK wide

Themes: being a freelancer

Creative Boom

Creative Boom Chat is live! It's a free and closed forum for creatives. We're keeping it that way for our community. Somewhere you can step away from social media and find a friendly, supportive creative crowd. Request to join here: 👀

Sector: creative

Freelancers Make Theatre Work

An inclusive community for the 200,000+ self-employed and freelance workers from all areas of theatre, opera, dance and live performance, who make up 70% of the UK theatre workforce.

Sector: arts

Musuem Freelance

A volunteer-run network set up to support and champion freelancers and consultants working with museums, galleries, archives, libraries, and heritage sites. We provide opportunities for collaboration, discussion and learning, offering advice to both the freelance community and organisations who want to develop their working practice with freelancers.

Sector: heritage