Help Support database

Our Help Support database is a work in progress but if we are not able to assist you, here are some other organisations that might offer leads worth your consideration:

The Actors' Benevolent Fund

Offering help to professional actors and stage managers unable to work due to contracting COVID-19 or self-isolating due to illness.

Actors' Equity Association (USA)
Represents more than 51,000 professional actors and stage managers across the USA. Also a member of the International Federation of Actors (FIA), an international organisation of performing arts unions.

Artists' General Benevolent Institution

Offering financial support to artists in need and their dependents living in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

CARE

A global humanitarian organization providing disaster relief to areas in crisis, while providing long-term solutions to poverty around the world.

Creative Industries Federation
Daily guidance and information for those working in creative industries.

Equity Benevolent Fund
Equity is putting significant funds into the Equity benevolent fund to help members during this crisis. It will soon be promoting a drive for donations to this fund. The fund is typically used for help for one-off payments to cover bills etc.

Equity Financial Support

Find out about the different kinds of financial support available during the coronavirus outbreak and how to claim.

Equity's mental health & well-being helpline
Equity has a support system for members dealing with mental health issues. Call  its 24/7 mental health & well-being UK helpline on 0800 917 6470. You can also get further support via the ArtsMinds website.

Industry Support

The leading theatrical charities have come together to centralise information about how and where you can access support. Please choose carefully where you apply as different organisations have specific remits they will ask you to meet.

The International Federation of Actors (FIA)
A global federation of performers’ trade unions, guilds and professional associations representing hundreds of thousands of performers in more than 60 countries around the world.

NHS
Essential coronavirus (COVID-19) news and advice from the UK's National Health Service.