Here to show you the way forward when you think you’ve reached a dead end

About Us

Since 1989, the Equity Charitable Trust has provided a myriad of industry professionals with educational grants to retrain, re-qualify and obtain valuable new skill sets for those wanting to leave the profession or develop a second income stream.

In addition to our educational arm, we offer one-off welfare grants to industry members who are experiencing hardship, or who need some friendly debt advice or a hand with navigating the benefits system.

We 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.

We also help theatres across the country with funding to improve their backstage facilities. Not only is this so important to the overall sustainability of the venue, but it also provides a comfortable and welcoming workplace to actors, including those with access needs.

With our years of experience and collaboration with a strong network of fellow theatrical charities, we are here to show you the way forward when you think you’ve reached a dead end.