Actors' Benevolent Fund

The Actors’ Benevolent Fund (ABF) supports actors and stage managers who are experiencing hardship due to injury, illness, or old age.

The Actors' Benevolent Fund contributes towards household expenses such as TV licence, telephone bills, home insurance, and car insurance.

Beneficiaries are also able to apply for help with larger, one-off payments, such as disability aids or kitchen appliances.

The Fund may also give a weekly allowance.

What the charity can't help with

The Actors' Benevolent Fund is unable to help with the costs of utility bills, private healthcare, general debt relief, holidays, student fees.

Last updated on 9 August 2019

Who is eligible?

The Actors' Benevolent Fund helps professional actors and stage managers who are unable to work due to injury, illness, or old age.

The Actors' Benevolent Fund contributes towards household expenses such as TV licence, telephone bills, home insurance and car insurance.

Beneficiaries are also able to apply for help with larger, one-off payments, such as disability aids or kitchen appliances.

The Fund may also give a weekly allowance.

What the charity can't help with

The Actors' Benevolent Fund is unable to help with the costs of utility bills, private healthcare, general debt relief, holidays, student fees.

Read the Actors' Benevolent Fund FAQS for more information

How to apply?

The Actors' Benevolent Fund application form is available on the Actors' Benevolent Fund website

Applications are considered on the last Thursday of each month.

An applicant will be contacted on receipt of their application form but support may only start after the council meeting on the last Thursday of the month. In an emergency, support may be given between meetings.

Successful applicants may be given a weekly allowance, which is paid in the first week of the next month, and beneficiaries may send in bills which they would like ABF to consider contributing towards as and when they arrive.

Beneficiaries' support is reviewed every three months.

We reply to all applicants even if we can't help them.

Other information

The Fund also provides assistance with applying for benefits.

Contact details

6 Adam Street
London
WC2N 6AD
Email: office@abf.org.uk
Web: http://www.actorsbenevolentfund.co.uk

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