Help with the effect of COVID-19 – Emergency Funding

The Dancers’ Hardship Fund

Who can apply: Professional dancers. Support given to freelance dancers across genres including ballet, contemporary, Black and Asian dance and hip hop including those with portfolio careers, e.g. choreography, who whose work would normally include employment in the subsidised dance sector. This Fund is supported by Arts Council of England.

Applications round dates: 15 May 2020 to 29 May 2020. Because of demand, you cannot make more than one application to this temporary fund. Please apply only if you are suffering major financial hardship so we can prioritise those most in need. We cannot answer individual queries by phone about this fund.

Applications for this fund are submitted through our online form, via the Apply now link below.

Please read the guidelines before applying.

Applicants will need to supply proof of cancellation of work in order to be eligible to claim support.

We encourage you to complete your application online; however, if you prefer, you can download an application form as a PDF or request us to send an application form by post


Read more about the Arts Council of England funding.


Additional sources of help

The Society of London Theatre has a resource page including a list of other charities offering assistance across the entire theatre profession: https://solt.co.uk


“I cannot thank you enough. Thank you for being there to support dance artists during this stressful and worrying time. ”