If you are a professional actor or stage manager and are unable to work because of:

  • injury
  • illness
  • or old age

you are eligible to apply for help from the ABF.

All applications will be treated strictly in confidence.

If you're unsure of your eligibility, please see the FAQs. Please note that your application can only be considered once you have submitted all the information requested, including bank statements and a doctor's note of Fitness for Work certificate.

If you're not eligible for support from the ABF, you might want to approach other related charities. Scroll down for more information.



All details you have provided in the application form will be kept confidential.

The ABF offers three ways to apply:

Apply online

To apply for help, please fill out the online form below.

Go to the form

Request an application

If you'd like us to send you a hard copy of the form, please contact us via the button below, or call the office on 020 7836 6378.

Email us to request an application

Download an application

Alternatively, you download the form as a PDF. You can edit the PDF directly and email it to us, or print and post it to us at the address at the bottom of the form.

Download the PDF

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