Become a member

Our members support the work of the ABF by putting us in touch with actors and stage managers who need our help, generating income from annual subscriptions, and voting at the AGM.  

You are able to become a member if you are a professional actor or stage manager and are aged 18 and over. To become a member for £20 a year minimum subscription, please apply here.

Request an application

If you'd like us to send you an application form via email or post, please contact us below.

Email us to request an application

Download an application

Alternatively, you can download the form via the button below and send it in to us.

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Apply online

To access the online form, click the button below.

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I am so grateful – not only does the money help in a very practical way, but I am deeply touched to know that the charity has been there for me. It is certainly a comfort in challenging times.
Times have been difficult for our family recently, as you are well aware, but the personal understanding, generosity of the ABF and friendship have been a wonderful lifeline.
You have treated me with such care and warmth and generosity that I am profoundly moved by it. I am improving daily and soon I hope to be back at work. I will never forget your kindness.
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The Actors' Benevolent Fund is receiving a great many enquiries linked to coronavirus. The ABF is a small organisation and aims to respond to enquiries as quickly as possible, but please be patient awaiting a response.

In addition to the charity's standard eligibility criteria, the ABF is considering applications from professional actors, actresses and stage managers who have:

Please check that you are eligible to apply before submitting an enquiry.

With so many people asking for help we have to take difficult decisions about the support we can provide. It may be the case that even if you meet the ABF’s eligibility criteria, we may not be able to offer you any support. If we cannot help you, we will signpost you towards other organisations that might be able to help.