Benevolent Fund

Equity’s Benevolent Fund has reopened for welfare applications.

Despite the public perception, the vast majority of performers, stage managers and creative practitioners working in the entertainment industry earn modest sums. Equity’s Benevolent Fund is designed to support members who are experiencing a period of financial hardship. Members should be aware that the union has limited funds available and a welfare grant from the Fund is normally a one-off payment.

If you are an Equity member and are experiencing financial hardship, you can apply for a hardship grant by completing our application form. If you have any questions, please contact

As stated above, the union’s Benevolent Fund has limited resources. If you are able, please consider donating what you can to help members facing hardship and help the entertainment industry to survive.