This is a list of some of the performing arts charities most likely to be relevant. There are also many children’s charities and trusts: please do contact ACT if you are having trouble finding support.
Some performing arts charities:
ABF Actors’ Benevolent Fund
Grants for actors unable to work because of illness or old age.
BAPAM British Association for Performing Arts Medicine
Helpline and funding for specialist medical appointments.
Dance Professionals Fund
Grants for dancers, dance teachers, choreographers, notators.
The Royal Variety Charity (formerly EABF)
Grants for entertainers.
Equity Benevolent Fund
Grants for equity members.
ECT Equity Charitable Trust
Grants and money advice for Equity members.
Help Musicians UK
Grants for professional musicians.
RTF Royal Theatrical Fund
Grants for the entertainment industry.
TTG The Theatrical Guild
Grants for backstage and FOH theatre staff.
TCUK Theatre Chaplaincy UK
Pastoral support in theatres.
Step Change Debt Advice charity
CAB Citizens’ Advice Bureau
ACT is a member of “Acting for Others”, the Combined Theatrical Charities umbrella group www.actingforothers.co.uk