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These grants cover:

  • Rehabilitation costs (following injury) are the main grants provided by this Fund. 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 a referral from a medical practitioner, e.g. your GP’s referral form/letter.
  • Applicants are expected to attach a schedule of treatment costs from the health practitioner.
  • Applicants are also expected to have looked at all other options for treatment, particularly the NHS.

Exclusions:

The fund is only able to support the cost of surgery or other treatment requiring hospitalisation in extreme circumstances.

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 BAPAMBAPAM is currently offering online consultations to performers.

Read the full guidelines about medical costs grants.

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

These grants are supported by Acting for Others.   

We encourage you to complete your application online; however, if you prefer, you can request us to email you or post you a copy of the form. Click here to contact us.


The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM) is a healthcare charity giving medical advice to performers. This includes an online directory of support in your area.

Free counselling is available for dancers, provided by BAPAM supported by Dance Professionals Fund.

To find out more or book a free, expert BAPAM health consultation call the BAPAM Helpline on 020 8167 4775 or email info@bapam.org.uk.

“Thanks to DPF I could get the best treatment to recover as quickly as possible and I am now shining on stage again.”

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