Equity Charitable Trust Welfare Grants
Financial help when you need it most
If you are facing a financial emergency, talk to us about a discretionary welfare grant. We can contribute to the cost, or sometimes pay the
Who is eligible?
Equity Charitable Trust Welfare Grants are available to anyone working
as a professional in the field of entertainment, who is eligible for an Equity card. Please note that we are unable to help musicians, drama students
or amateur performers; see the Links page for organisations that can
How grants are made
You will need to demonstrate genuine financial need. Typically, we help professionals who are unable to work because of ill-health, accident or infirmity. You may also qualify if you are experiencing financial hardship due to an emergency. Our grants can help with anything from utility bills and repairs to the home, to convalescent care and healthcare costs.
Download the Welfare Grants application form here.
Alternatively you could email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call us on 020 7831 1926
We take each case on its merits. As part of your application, you will speak to an experienced money adviser who will also help you find other sources of funding, including state benefits. All cases are dealt with in complete confidence.
Our aim is always to help you solve the immediate problem, and to build
a more secure financial future. Note that we usually only make one-off grants; please see the Links page for organisations that can provide help with regular payments.
The Equity Charitable Trust Welfare Committee meets every six weeks. They consider all the applications and a decision is made during the meeting. You will be notified of the decision within five days.
It's not easy asking for money. But we see many people just like you who have experienced the inevitable financial difficulties that our precarious profession can bring. We're here to help, financially and practically. Just call and we'll do everything we can.
Welfare grants are available any time during the year,dependent upon the Trustees meetings. To find our more, please contact: email@example.com