Registered Charity No: 206524 (England & Wales).

The Actors’ Benevolent Fund was founded in 1882 by Sir Henry Irving to care for actors and actresses unable to work because of accidents, illness or old age.

The Fund helps in a variety of ways, all of which are geared towards maintaining independence and improving quality of life. Beneficiaries include the very elderly, those with chronic conditions like arthritis or mental illness, and those suffering from all the major life threatening diseases.

We offer support and advice applying for state benefits, and modest financial grants that help people with day-to-day costs.

Patron: HRH The Prince of Wales
President: Dame Penelope Keith, DBE, DL