A SAFETY NET FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
We are committed to ensuring that our colleagues can live with dignity and maintain their ability to work and enjoy life. The ABF offers support to entertainment professionals both young and old who, through illness, accident, disability or in times of desperate hardship, require financial or other forms of assistance.
Help is offered in various ways – financial, practical and advisory. Beneficiaries may receive a one-off grant, a recurring monthly grant or an interest-free loan. Alternatively, medical, psycological or dental expenses (paid directly to the provider) and pharmaceutical bills may be fully or partially met by the fund. In some cases, there may also be provisions for the care of children or other dependants of those in need.
A bond of confidentiality exists within the Fund. The identities of recipients are never disclosed.
APPLY ONLINE NOW
OR download the Fillable PDF Form below
Download ABF Assistance Application Form
and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
or print and post to us at:
Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW
245 Chalmers Street
Redfern NSW 2016
You may speak directly to a Committee member by forwarding us your contact details via email
or by leaving your name and number on our voicemail 02 9333 0915
We will contact you as soon as possible.
The Management Committee meets on the last Monday of each month to consider all grant applications. If you require urgent assistance email email@example.com to request an early assessment.
There is a also a comprehensive list of organisations nationwide offering help in many ways under OTHER ASSISTANCE.
"Having been one of those fortunate actors who has managed to make a living of various degrees from acting, I led myself to believe that I was capable and self-sufficient, until I wasn’t. Fourteen years ago I was diagnosed with Melanoma, underwent surgery, rehab, the whole nine yards. The Actors Benevolent Fund were on my doorstep right from the get go. I may have survived ( I am still battling remaining Melanomas ), but I wouldn’t have been able to survive without the dignity which was respectfully afforded by the Actors Benevolent Fund. I urge you to support your Fund, it may be to your benefit one day. I write this with Gratitude and Respect." - Tony Barry.
Note: All support given by and communication with the ABF is strictly confidential. Tony chose to make his situation public to help raise awareness of the work of the ABF and we thank him for his generosity and openness.