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 BAPAMBAPAM is currently offering online consultations to performers.


These grants are supported by Acting for Others.   

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

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

“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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