We are currently accepting applications for one-off cost of living grants from those experiencing difficulties due to rising costs in the UK.

Cost of Living grants are normally provided for an agreed timeframe, to enable the applicant to consider what other options might be available to enable them to support themselves in the longer term. Grants will normally be awarded due to sudden loss of work, eg: illness, hospitalisation, bereavement, pregnancy and childbirth.

Cost of Living grants can include help with the following:

  • Housing costs
  • Travel costs
  • Utility bills
  • Food shopping

If you have household goods urgently in need of replacement, we may be able to help provide these. e.g: fridges, washing machines, etc.

Please see our Frequently Asked Questions and read our guidelines for further information about who and how the fund can help.

Reapplication requests will take into account any previous funding from us.

16/5/24: Applications are now closed. Sign up to our mailing list or follow us on social media for updates.

The theatrical charities' response to the housing crisis

We understand the stress that comes with navigating the new mortgage interest rates and the impact it will have on your finances.  Here are some links that will help you ascertain your various options:

We are aware that as a result of interest rate decisions you may also experience problems if you are renting.  The Citizens Advice website can provide more information on how to deal with this.

As much as we are sympathetic, our help will be on a limited basis as that’s all our resources will allow. We will do our best to provide financial assistance for instance, a month’s shortfall, while you explore the alternatives that are listed above. We appreciate these are difficult times and will do our best to help you find a way forward.

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