These grants cover:
- Rehabilitation costs (following injury) are the main grants provided by this Fund. Grants are provided to support dance professionals who need help to get them back to work. Examples of this might be the cost of some physiotherapy sessions.
- Grants are typically up to a maximum of £600.
- Grants for medical costs must have evidence of support from a medical practitioner, e.g. local GP. Applicants are expected to have looked at all other options for treatment, including that provided by the NHS.
The fund is not able to support the cost of surgery or other treatment requiring hospitalisation.
Complementary and alternative medicine will not normally be considered for funding.
Please note recommendations for treatment that are received from the individual/organisation who will be providing it are not taken into account.
If you require medical advice following injury whilst performing, and do not have the funds to pay for it, or are on a long NHS waiting list, we suggest you contact NIDMS or BAPAM. BAPAM is currently offering online consultations to performers.
“Thanks to DPF I could get the best treatment to recover as quickly as possible and I am now shining on stage again.”