Through compassionate and confidential support, we help entertainment professionals throughout NSW maintain their health, dignity and ability to work.
The world of entertainment is a precarious profession that often leaves artists in difficult circumstances. Since 1944 the Actors Benevolent Fund has been providing a safety net for actors and entertainment professionals both past and present and of all ages, giving critical financial help at their greatest time of need.
Administered by a Management Committee of volunteers primarily from the entertainment industry, the ABF is a registered charity that assists artists and technicians when they are at their most vulnerable.
A strict code of confidentiality applies to all requests for assistance.
We rely on the generosity of donors to enable our essential work to continue.
All donations over $2.00 made through this website are fully tax deductible
Simon Burke AO
“The ABF: its past, its present and its future, never fails to make my heart swell. To me it represents the very best of our industry - our own looking after our own, a recognition that the career we have all chosen can take its toll at the most unexpected times, but that when times are really tough, fellow performers are there to help.”