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 https://www.equity.org.uk/about/benevolent-fund/how-to-get-help/apply-to-the-benevolent-fund/

Can Equity help with my membership fees?
Yes, during this crisis we can help with your subscription in most circumstances. Please email:
subs-help@equity.org.uk

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

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 helpline@equity.org.uk.

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