Holiday grants for those who are getting their health back or just need a longed for break

Evelyn Norris Trust

This was set up in 1968, when Evelyn Norris bequeathed two properties to be used as a home for members of the concert and theatrical professions. The properties were eventually sold and nowadays the Trust provides holiday grants to those who are convalescing, undergoing treatment, are in poor health or need a longed for break.

  • The Equity Charitable Trust are fantastic – they have been very supportive, and understanding, and were there for me when I needed financial help, Thanks ever so much.

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  • The Evelyn Norris Trust provided me with the support necessary to take a much-needed break after a difficult year of vocal injury and recovery. The week away helped me rest, recharge and restore; I’m incredibly grateful to have had that time to re-energise as I now prepare to begin a master’s course at music college. My sincere thanks goes to the Evelyn Norris Trust for making my break possible.

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  • With reference to your email and our tel conversation of today I am happy to express once again how help I received from Trust towards my expenses when visiting my family in Croatia, Spain and France last year was of great importance for which I remain grateful.

    Especially time spent with my children and grandchildren made a difference bringing invaluable moments we experienced together.

    I would also like to thank, in advance, the Trust for offering to help me again towards my next visit to my family sometime in September next is my wish.

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  • I approached the Evelyn Norris Trust after a recommendation by the Actors Benevolent Fund, who had been helping me during my first year as a lone parent. The trust very kindly offered to give me a grant in order that I might be able to take my then six year old daughter abroad for a short while. Without their help, I doubt that I could have really afforded it. They have also very generously assisted me again this year. I cannot thank them enough. It is so nice to know that there are still some people out there willing to help when things are difficult.

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  • The Evelyn Norris trust have helped me over the last couple of years with my respite care, I am a full time carer but also I have a full time job backstage in the theatre industry, and sometimes affording the respite for myself can be a struggle.

    The Evelyn Norris trust have made sure that I have had the rest and holiday time I deserved, doing there application form was easy and so efficient, me as a person had to open up and give some personal details, but the results have been great. It means that I can afford to bring someone in to care for my father whilst I am away.

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Who is eligible?

Members of the concert, performing and theatrical professions.

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


Applications are considered on a monthly basis at the end of each month. You will be notified of our decision at the beginning of the month.

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Download the Evelyn Norris Trust ENT Application Form

Send the completed form and the following documents, via email, to

  • Your professional CV
  • Any supporting documentation


  • We have limited funds so please note that preference is given to first time applicants.