Who is eligible?
Industry professionals who are eligible for an Equity card; please note however that you’re not required to be a current Equity member in order to apply.

Each case is considered on its own merit and is dealt with in complete confidence.

The Trustees convene every two months to consider applications, and you will be notified directly thereafter. In exceptional circumstances, emergency payments can be made between meetings.

Making an application

Our function, at Equity Charitable Trust, is to assess applications and give grants for financial assistance for basic living costs to performance professionals who are faced with unexpected hardship, illness, medical treatment or loss of income. Each case is considered against the agreed criteria and on its own merit and is dealt with in complete confidence.

An applicant must be a performance professional which means that they are either a member of Equity, or a former member of Equity or eligible for Equity membership. This includes actors, choreographers, dancers, theatre directors, models, singers, stage management, stand ups, storytellers, stunt performers and co-ordinators, theatre designers, theatre fight directors, TV and radio presenters, variety, circus, cabaret and light entertainment artists, voice artists, walk-on and supporting artists.

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