Actors Benevolent Fund
The role of the Actors' Benevolent Fund is to care for actors and theatrical stage managers unable to work because of poor health, an accident or frail old age. Generous support from members of the public and the acting profession itself means the Actors' Benevolent Fund has fulfilled this commitment to actors for over 125 years.
If you are a dancer, a singer or a variety performer or if you are a member of the theatrical profession and have children under 19 there are other charities which may be able to help you. Please phone the office for advice on which charities these are.
The Fund pays allowances of up to £20 per week, in exceptional cases £30 per week.
The Fund may also pay T.V. licence bills, phone bills, insurance costs and transport costs.
The Fund may also provide one off grants to meet particular needs especially when these arise from ill health. Grants have been made for items such as furniture, wheelchairs, household equipment and minor modifications to a beneficiary’s own home.
The Fund may also pay for convalescence at Denville Hall (the actors’ nursing home in Middlesex) and may also help with the costs of long term care in nursing homes.
The Council is unlikely to pay off credit card debts or debts to a bank. It is also unlikely to pay for private dental treatment or private medical treatment, which should be covered by the N.H.S., although such applications will be considered.
Who to contact
General Enquiries: 0207 8366378
Fax: 0207 8368978
Where to go
- Actors' Benevolent Fund,
6, Adam Street
- WC2N 6AD