The Royal Theatrical Fund

We come to the rescue of all who have worked professionally in performing arts and have fallen on hard times due to sickness, accident or old age. All appeals for help will be considered and are confidential. Please note we are not able to help with training/student fees or retraining grants.

0207 836 3322

The Ralph & Meriel Richardson Foundation

The Foundation was established by Lady Meriel (Mu) Richardson after the untimely death of the Richardsons’ only son, Charles, to relieve the need, hardship or distress of British actors and actresses (& their spouses and children) who, after a long and established contribution to the Theatrical Arts (on stage, film, television or radio), find themselves in less fortunate circumstances.

07733 688 120

The Equity Charitable Trust

Helps all Equity members and professional performers and their dependants. Grants for retraining, welfare grants, benefits and debt advice. Equity Charitable Trust was established in 1989. It was set up by Equity, the trade union for actors and performers, but is an entirely independent organisation. Our purpose is to help actors and performers who are in financial difficulties, or who need help with the cost of education or retraining.

020 7831 1926

The Drury Lane Theatrical Fund

To give help to subscribers and where possible to performers and stage management who have worked at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.

020 8542 5782

Secretary : Miss Miranda Fellows

Denville Hall

Denville Hall is a residential, nursing and dementia care home for elderly members of the theatrical profession.
We care about dignity, individuality and wellbeing, good nursing, happy times, common interests, mutual friends, and our shared history within the extended family that is the theatrical profession. Families care; let us be the carers.

The Actors’ Children’s Trust

ACT has been established for 120 years and gives grants to help the children of professional actors. Some parents seek one-off help, while other families are in touch for many years. ACT covers educational costs (except private school fees), activities, transport, holidays, kit, special equipment and many other expenses from birth to 21, including student grants. ACT also funds childcare for actors who are working, to help them stay in the profession.