How to Get Help

To apply to Equity’s Benevolent fund complete this application form.

Who is entitled to money from the Benevolent Fund?

Full Equity members - including graduates, long service, life and child members

What can I claim for?
Typical grants are for urgent one-off expenses such as bills - water, electricity, food, heating etc 

How much can I claim?
Typical claims range from £60 - £350

How do I claim?
Complete the application form at

Can Equity help with my membership fees?
During this crisis we can help existing members with subscriptions in most circumstances. Please email:

Is there other help available?
The leading theatrical charities have come together to centralise information about how and where you can access support.

Equity’s Tax and Welfare Rights Advice Line. We are open on a message only basis on Monday mornings 10-1pm, then open to take calls from 2-5pm. We are also open on Thursday all day - 10-1pm and 2-5pm. Call 0207 670 0223 or email