Acting for Others

Acting for Others

Charity information

Acting for Others

Acting for Others is a fundraising charity that comprises 15 theatrical welfare charities – between them the charities are able to offer emotional support, financial assistance, welfare/benefit/debt advice, and retraining grants to all members of the entertainment profession all across the UK. In some cases, we are also able to support those further afield in other countries. Annually, the member charities assist over 1700 beneficiaries and have dispensed over £1. 6 million.

Founded 1965

  • Mission statement

    Acting for Others is an umbrella organisation that represents 15 UK theatrical charities and uses the funds it raises to offer emotional and financial support to members of the entertainment industry who have fallen on hard times through illness, injury or circumstance. We support actors, dancers, singers, variety performers, backstage workers from the dressers to the techs, front of house & box office, theatre admin and behind the scenes creatives such as directors and choreographers. The member charities are:
    Actors’ Children’s Trust
    Dancers’ Career Development
    The Dance Professionals Fund
    Denville Hall
    Drury Lane Theatrical Fund
    Equity Charitable Trust
    Evelyn Norris Trust
    Grand Order of Water Rats Charities Fund
    International Performers’ Aid Trust
    King George V Fund for Actors and Actresses
    Ralph and Meriel Richardson Foundation
    The Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund
    The Royal Theatrical Fund
    Theatre Chaplaincy UK
    The Theatrical Guild

  • Aims

    Acting for Others aims to:

    • To further the work of the 15 member charities; attract donations and legacies for their benefit; centralise appeals for funds which can be applied where most needed by the member charities.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1965

    Registered Charity Number: 241279

    Board members: 39

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 15

    Phone number: 020 7379 6978

    Address: 11 Garrick Street WC2E 9AR

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website