Equity Charitable Trust

The Equity Charitable Trust offer financial support to professional performers who are considering a change of career. 

Sometimes what worked for you in your 20’s does not work so well in your 40’s and there may come a time when you want to re-qualify. Or if you wish to develop a second income stream to ensure greater financial continuity and satisfaction between jobs. If you’ve reached a crossroad and want to retrain, sharpen your skill set or develop another income stream.

For more information see the Equity Charitable Trust website

The Trust also offers grants that provide welfare based support for those who find themselves in critical need.

Last updated on 5 June 2020

Who is eligible?

To apply, you must be a professional performers (past or present Equity members under Equity or ITC contracts) with a minimum of 10 years experience as an adult (work performed below the age of 16 is not counted).

This can include Equity members working as:

  • choreographers
  • dancers in musical theatre
  • fight directors
  • ice skaters
  • mime artistes
  • models
  • presenters
  • street entertainers
  • theatre lighting designers
  • theatre set designers
  • actors in theatre in education
  • walk on/support artistes

Our criteria includes professional actors and other performers. We regret that this excludes musicians, drama students or amateur performers.

Further information can be found on the website or by phone 0207 831 1926.

How to apply?

The fund offer various types of grants including those relating to welfare, education and theatre, and the Trustees convene every two months to consider applications, and you will be notified directly thereafter.

Information of all current grants and applications forms are available on the Equity Charitable Trust website or can be requested via phone 0207 831 1926 or email kaethe@equitycharitabletrust.org.uk

Other information

The fund also offers friendly debt advice or a hand with navigating the benefits system.

They also deliver occasional career development workshops to help our clients 'up their game' and enhance their skill set so that they can earn more money between acting jobs and feel supported in the industry.

Contact details

Plouviez House
19 Hatton Place
Email: kaethe@equitycharitabletrust.org.uk
Web: http://www.equitycharitabletrust.org.uk

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