Financial help when you need it most

Welfare Grants

It's not easy asking for money, but often that’s a reality that comes hand in hand with the uncertainties of this volatile profession. Our one-off welfare grants are there to help you stem the shortfall when faced with an unforeseen medical, financial or professional event. 

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How grants are made

We are here to help you look at your situation with a fresh pair of eyes.  Whether you need debt or benefits advice, or help with overcoming an accident or paying a bill, we will do our best to get you back on your feet.

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 every two months to consider applications, and you will be notified directly thereafter. In exceptional circumstances, emergency payments can be made between meetings.

Apply Now

Download the Welfare Grants application form.

Send the completed form and the following documents, via email, to Rosalind Ambrose our Welfare Officer at

  • Professional CV
  • Supporting Documentation (such as medical correspondence, copies of outstanding bills or a doctor's note)

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



  • We don’t cover credit card debt
  • We prefer to pay the provider directly when possible