Royal Theatrical Fund reopens for applications from theatre workers

Small crisis grants are available to theatre performers, employees and freelancers again via the Royal Theatrical Fund, in partnership with the Fleabag Support Fund. The fund will open again from 3 August to the 7 August 2020.

All who have worked professionally in the theatre industry, this includes, on stage, front of house, backstage workers, comedians, cabaret performers, commercial dancers are eligible.

Please read the full eligibility and criteria below before submitting your application to Read more on criteria and download the application form here.

  • Applicants must be based in the UK and must have a UK bank account.
  • Applicants must have been in active work within the last year in the UK theatre industry.
  • Evidence of any other benefits or support may be required

RTF will prioritise applications to those that prove they are in the most financial need, considering the applicant’s financial situation and all financial support received from Government benefits, charities, and councils. Those with over £3000 in savings will not be considered. If applicants have a partner and that partner has an income the form must be completed with joint income and expenditure. Applicants who have been made redundant will be considered.

All grants are awarded at the discretion of the Trustees. More information on the Royal Theatrical Fund here.

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