The Fleabag Support Fund is now closed, it will reopen on the 1st of July 2021 for five days.

The objective of this fund is to provide a SMALL CRISIS GRANT to those that prove the greatest need.

If you are re-applying to the Fleabag Support Fund, please note that you will need to download and complete a new form. If you have received a grant in the previous months you will not be considered for another grant for 3 months. i.e. If you were successful in June you will not be considered for another grant until September.


  • All who have worked professionally in the theatre industry, this includes on stage, front of house, backstage workers, comedians, cabaret performers, commercial dancers.

  • Applicants must be based in the UK and must have a UK bank account.

  • Applicants must have been in active work within the theatre industry during 2019. CV’s will need to be supplied with dates of employment.

  • Applicants will need to supply evidence of current Government benefits. For example, Universal Credit breakdown, tax credits and local housing allowance award. The information supplied must clearly show the applicants name and address with a complete breakdown.

  • If applicant have received SEISS payments proof of amount paid will need to be supplied.

  • If you are not in entitled to any Government benefits, please explain why, you will need to provide proof. If the reason you are not entitled to benefits is because you have no recourse to public funds you must supply proof i.e. Biometric resident permit or copy of your passport.

  • We will be unable to process your application unless you supply the following:

  • A fully completed current application form.

  • An up to date CV with dates of professional engagements.

  • Evidence of your Government benefits that clearly shows your name and address.

  • Reference – email address from the most recent employer.

  • We may request additional information to support your application.

Decision Making

  • We will prioritise applications to those that prove they are in the most financial need.

  • We will consider the applicant’s financial situation and consider all financial support received from Government benefits, charities, and councils.

  • We will consider any savings and we ask that these be declared.

  • Non-essential debts will not be taken into consideration.

  • If you are in a partnership only one application per household will be accepted.

  • Applicants who have been made redundant will need to supply proof of redundancy.

  • All applications are assessed and reviewed by a Welfare Advisor.

  • All grants are awarded at the discretion of the Trustees.

Go to the Royal Theatrical Fund’s website for more information