To be eligible for ACT funding, the child must have a parent who is a professional actor. Our charity rules insist on this.
This means that a significant part of your income for most of your working life will have come from acting jobs. The Trustees will look at your acting CV to establish eligibility.
Eligible acting jobs include named characters with speaking roles, whether on stage (including musical theatre), TV or film, in role play, TIE, corporates or commercials. We are not able to fund presenters or supporting artistes.
ACT usually give grants to families where the household income (or savings) is less than £40,000 and you don’t own a second property.
Please telephone or email ACT before making a full application so we can see if you are likely to be eligible for help. If you are not on Spotlight, we will ask you for your CV of acting work. It is confidential and friendly!
Some actors have only worked overseas but their child lives in the UK and so is eligible for ACT’s funding. We will still need to see a full acting CV for the actor-parent.