There are a number of ways you can support our work. Every donation helps, and if you are a taxpayer we can claim Gift Aid on top. If you donate through our JustGiving accountthe Gift Aid can be claimed automatically. 

Gifts in Wills

Legacies have always been vital to ACT’s existence. Our charity has been honoured to receive gifts from Noël Coward, Alec Guinness, Edith Evans, John Gielgud, Terence Rattigan, Richard Attenborough and many other actors and theatre-goers. Whether £1,000 or £100,000 a gift in your Will is a wonderful and unexpected boost to our grant-making for the children. If you include ACT in your Will please state the full name, “The Actors’ Children’s Trust, registered charity number 1177106.” Thank you so much – your kindness makes a lasting difference.

Become a Member

ACT’s members are actors and theatre-lovers who support the charity with a £10 subscription each year, or £125 life membership. Members meet each autumn to elect ACT’s Trustees. Above all they are brilliant about spreading the word, and telling actors in need about our charity. We would love to welcome you as a member of ACT.  For more information please contact us at


If you would like to donate on a one-off or monthly basis, please do so via our JustGiving account 

Please help us reach more actor-parents! If you are an actor, please ask your agent to email all their clients with information on ACT’s grants. Always tell other actors about ACT. Can you ask a performance or rehearsal venue to display ACT publicity where actors will see it? Remind providers of continuing professional development for actors that parents may be eligible for ACT childcare funding. Thank you!

Marathon runners!

ACT is proud of its courageous runners. This year’s amazing team in the London Marathon is:

Alison Langer, Graeme Brookes, David Raper, Sam Bond, Philip Large (an ACT trustee), Jake Davies, Nicholas Wallis, Gergely Vizvari and Rob Stevenson.

You will find them on JustGiving.

Finances are so tight for drama students because we have evening and weekend engagements that often prevent us taking part-time jobs. I'd recommend every student with an actor-parent to ask ACT about grants.

Photograph of Phoebe Fox by Wolf Marloh

Here on behalf of somebody else?

We understand it is a big step to contact a charity. If you are looking at this on behalf of an actor friend, please do get in touch by phone or email. There is no need to tell us the actor’s name at this stage. We are friendly and our help is confidential.

Read more about who we are or get in touch for help and support, email or call 020 7636 7868.