Financial Aid (Non-Government) for Performing Arts Professionals

This resource was published on the UK Theatre Industry Coronavirus Support Facebook page and provides information about financial assistance from unions, charities and awarding bodies outside of government welfare schemes.

FINANCIAL AID FOR ALL

Arts Council England – Emergency financial support for artists, creative practitioners and freelancers.

Theatre Support – Information about most support organisations helping the entertainment industry.

Acting For Others – A group of 14 charities providing aid to all theatre workers.

Fund For Freelancers – One off grants for theatre professionals.

The Royal Theatrical Fund – Helping all entertainment industry workers.

MAD Trust Hardship Fund – Up to £200 to anyone who has ever worked for a MAD Trust event.

FINANCIAL AID FOR ACTORS

Equity Financial Support Page

Equity Benevolent Fund – One-off grants of £60 – £350 to Equity Members

Equity Charitable Trust – One off welfare grants to any professional performer.

The Actors Benevolent Fund – Weekly payments, small grants and larger one-off payments to actors.

The Actors Children’s Trust – One off grants for actors who are parents.

FINANCIAL AID FOR MUSICIANS

MU Coronavirus Hardship Fund – Up To £200

Help Musicians Hardship Fund – Up To £500

PRS Emergency Relief Fund – Grants up to £1000 for PRS members

FINANCIAL AID FOR DANCERS

Dance Professionals Fund – One off grants to dance professionals.

Equity Benevolent Fund – One-off grants of £60 – £350 to Equity Members

Equity Charitable Trust – One off welfare grants to any professional performer

FINANCIAL AID FOR OFF-STAGE

The Theatrical Guild – Grants to backstage and front of house workers.

Equity Benevolent Fund – One-off grants of £60 – £350 to Equity Members

The Actors Benevolent Fund – Weekly payments, small grants and larger one-off payments to stage managers.

FINANCIAL AID FOR VARIETY ACTS

Equity Charitable Trust – One off welfare grants to any professional performer.

FINANCIAL AID FOR PRODUCERS

Stage One – Small grants for emerging producers or Stage One development alumni.

FINANCIAL AID FOR DIRECTORS

Directors Charitable Foundation – have expanded its Directors Support Scheme, designed to offer short-term support. All theatrical and screen directors qualify for consideration.



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