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James Laurie Senior Assistance Fund Application

Please note you must be of have been a professional member of the performing arts industry for a minimum of 10 years to apply.

Applicants are required to be NSW residents, though exceptional circumstances may be considered.

Other states have their own benevolent Funds or similar. CLICK HERE for details.

Required documentation

Please have ready the following documents as pdfs before proceeding with the application

1. Supporting documents (Please compile applicable docs to a single PDF)
  • Confirmation of current monthly income (payslip, Centrelink letter, etc.)
  • A copy of your most recent bank statement
  • Letters of support from any medical professional from whom you are currently receiving treatment
  • Copies of bills or quotes pertaining to extraordinary expenses
2. Identification (Please compile as a single PDF)

Proof of identity confirming your address (drivers licence, or utility bill)

3. Professional biography or CV (Please compile as single PDF)

Your biography demonstrating your professional experience

All information provided in this form is strictly confidential

If your supporting documentation is not attached to your application this may delay processing of your request



CancelMax file size: 10mb. File types allowed: pdf
CancelMax file size: 10mb. File types allowed: pdf
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Grant applications will be presented to the Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW’s Management Committee at their monthly meetings, held on the final Monday of each month.

Due to the limitation of available funds and expected need, all support is given at the discretion of the management committee of ABFNSW.

* Mental health support is offered in addition to the complimentary services accessible through NSW Health Plan. Please speak to your GP about how to access this plan before requesting assistance. We can assist if you need urgent support before the complimentary service becomes available. Please let us know the expected start date for treatment.