If you're a professional performer who wants to train for a new career, or who is facing financial difficulties, then we will endeavour to help you out.


Due to the Coronavirus, our staff will be working remotely however all applications can be made via email. Please note that we will only be checking the post occasionally.

ECT's welfare grants can offer professional performers and those who work in the theatre profession a valuable lifeline to get through this unprecedented crisis period. Find out about the financial assistance that we are able to offer by clicking here.

Help. Hope. Opportunity

We offer financial support to those who are considering a change of career, have had an adverse change of circumstances or would like debt or benefits advice. 

Who we help

Our criteria includes professional actors and other performers. We regret that this excludes musicians, drama students or amateur performers.

How we can help

We offer educational grants to retrain and re-qualify in a different field, alongside one-off welfare grants for those who find themselves in critical need.