2020 Emergency Grant

Please complete all sections of this form.

This application form will collect information that will help the ABF decide if we can offer you any support.

Please note:

  • Owing to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to offer any feedback on individual applications;
  • We may close this funding programme temporarily, or permanently, at any time;
  • You cannot apply for this funding programme if you have received a grant from us in the last three months.

If you have any questions or need help, please email office@abf.org.uk, or ring 020 7836 6378.

1.Are you a professional actor, actress or stage manager?

2.Is your current monthly income greater than your current monthly expenditure?

3.Are you in receipt of any of the following benefits?
- Universal Credit
- Housing Benefit
- Employment/Support Allowance
- Job Seekers Allowance
- Working Tax Credits
- Child Tax Credits
- Pension Credit

Or, any other means-tested benefit?

3a.Are you living and working in the UK on a visa?

4a.What are your first and last names?

4b.Do you have a different stage/professional name? If yes, enter it.

5.Do you have a Spotlight CV?

5a.Please give us the link to your spotlight CV. Please check the link carefully as we won’t process an application without it. Do not enter a link to a CV from another provider, such as IMDB.

5b.OPTION 1:

- or -

   OPTION 2:

Upload your CV

6.What is your date of birth?

7.What is your address?

8.What is your email address?

9.What is your phone number?

10.Please explain how coronavirus has impacted your career.

11.How much do you spend, per month?

Council Tax
Home Insurance
Life Insurance
TV, phone and internet
Unsecured debts, e.g. Loans and credit cards
Other costs

12.How much is your income, per month?

Furlough pay or Government Job Support Scheme
Benefits income

13.Please upload bank statements and other documents showing details of the payments listed in your monthly expenditure.

* You can upload up to five documents.

* One upload MUST be a bank statement from a bank account into which your salary/benefits are paid

* If you live in a shared property and do not pay bills (e.g. utility bills) from your bank account you should upload the original bill to demonstrate the monthly cost

* Bank statements must be dated after 1st July 2020

* We will not accept applications where no bank statements are submitted, or the statements or documents submitted do not show the payments you have listed in the ‘Expenditure’ section of this application form

* We only accept the following file formats: doc, txt, jpg, png and pdf.

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Please provide your bank details (we'll use these details to pay any grant that is awarded to you).

14a.How does your name appear on your bank account?

14b.What is your bank sort code and account number?

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The Actors’ Benevolent Fund has two funding programmes open to applications from actors, actresses and stage managers experiencing hardship. Please apply to the programme most relevant to your circumstances: