Actors' Childrens Trust (ACT)

Grants are available to help children up to the age of 21 who have a parent who is a professional actor. The Trust may give grants for:

  • childcare
  • clothing and school uniforms
  • lunches
  • activities, after-school clubs
  • transport
  • small monthly payments towards household costs
  • educational assistance for children with special educational needs, who may need specialist tutors, equipment or assessments.

Last updated on 5 June 2020

Who is eligible?

The child must be aged 21 or younger and have a parent who is a professional actor, such as actors who have played named characters with speaking roles, whether on stage, TV or film, in role play, TIE, corporates or commercials. 

What we do not give grants for

  • We are not able to fund presenters or people who have mainly played “extra” roles. Named roles in musical theatre are eligible; opera jobs are not.
  • We do not pay for private school fees or stage school fees
  • We are unlikely to award grants if your household income is more than £40,000 a year 

How to apply?

Contact the Trust by email or phone to find out if your child may be eligible for a grant. 

You can also use the enquiry form on the Actors' Children's Trust website

Contact details

The Actors' Children's Trust (ACT), 58 Bloomsbury St

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