Coronavirus Welfare Support

Equity Charitable Trust offers financial assistance for all professional performers and those who work in the theatre profession when they need it most.

Given the financial hardship currently faced by those in the creatives industries, this support is absolutely critical at this difficult and unpredictable time.

ECT's welfare grants can offer a valuable lifeline to get through this unprecedented crisis period - we are here to help.

Who is eligible?

Industry professionals who are eligible for an Equity card; please note however that you’re not required to be a current Equity member in order to apply.

Each case is considered on its own merit and is dealt with in complete confidence.


The Trustees convene bi-monthly to consider applications, and you will be notified directly thereafter.

Apply Now

Click here to download the Welfare Grants application form.

Send the completed form and submit the following, via email since we're working remotely, to Rosalind Ambrose our Welfare Officer on

  • Spotlight link or your professional CV
  • Supporting documents such as a doctor's note or a copy of an outstanding bill

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at