Useful Resources

Acting for Others

Acting for Others provides financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through the fifteen member charities.

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Actors' Benevolent Fund

The Actors' Benevolent Fund supports actors and stage managers experiencing hardship owing to illness, injury or old age.

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BECTU

BECTU is a trade union representing non-performing theatre staff working in the UK.

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Directors Charitable Foundation

The Directors Charitable Foundation offers emergency assistance to directors or retired directors in need and improves diversity by extending a helping hand to disadvantaged new entrants.

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Equity Charitable Trust

Equity Charitable Trust helps professional performers and their dependants with one off grants, support for retraining, and welfare and debt advice.

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Get Into Theatre

A theatre careers website to help young people find all the information and opportunities they need to pursue a successful career in theatre.

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Help Musicians UK

Help Musicians UK is the leading UK charity for musicians of all genres, from starting out through to retirement.

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Royal Variety Charity

The Royal Variety Charity strives to support all those who have worked on the stage, film or television as well as those who have worked in the numerous support industries dedicated to entertainment.

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Samaritans

Samaritans provide emotional support to anyone in distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide, often through their telephone helpline.

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Stage Management Association

The SMA supports, develops, represents and promotes the work of Stage Managers in professional theatre.

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Stage One

Stage One is a charity dedicated to supporting new commercial theatre producers in the U.K.

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The Actor's Children's Trust (ACT)

ACT gives grants to help children of professional actors, as well as advice and support.

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The Royal Theatrical Fund

The Royal Theatrical Fund provides support for people of all ages who have worked in the entertainment industry.

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Theatre Helpline

The Theatre Helpline is a 24 hour confidential service providing advice and support for any theatre professional.

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Turn2Us

Turn2Us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations.

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