When you have been part of the close community of dance professionals, the world outside the theatre can be a lonely place. Perhaps you have just retired, or maybe your career has ended prematurely.
You can come to us when you are in financial difficulty. It may just be an overdue phone bill, or it may be a more long-term problem, for instance if you have had to stop work due to health issues.
One off grants may be awarded for the purchase of essential household items, for medical costs or for living expenses. Regular payments can be offered on a short term basis, depending on need, and subject to review.
The Fund cannot replace statutory funding, however, if the applicant is entitled to it. If you are not sure if you are either eligible for state support, or are claiming all the benefits you are entitled to, the Fund is able to advise you. We also advise you use the benefits checker provided by the Elizabeth Finn Charity; see links page.
Please note: the Fund will not normally pay off debts or credit card bills, and does not have the facility to offer loans to applicants.
The Fund can support you in other ways, including helping to keep you in touch with the world of dance. Sometimes our help needs to be no more than a chat on the phone, or the occasional home visit if someone is housebound.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you think you need help of any kind, or if you know of someone who does. You'll get a sympathetic ear and honest, constructive advice. The Fund will always do whatever it can for dancers and former dancers in need.
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