Helping the children of actors
We offer financial support, information and advice to actors whose children have special needs, learning disabilities or long-term ill-health, up to the age of 21. We can help with childcare costs and other expenses for actors who are living with cancer or other illness, or facing family crisis.
Financial hardship can hit us all and at any time, and for many reasons such as relationship breakdown, separation, divorce, single parenting or struggling on a low income. We may be able to help you and when you contact us be completely assured that we work in a confidential manner and under no circumstances disclose to a third party.
The awards we make often help parents with the following types of cost:
- After-school activities
- Play schemes
- Groups and sports clubs
- Music lessons
- Dance and drama
- Extra-curricular classes
- Additional childcare
- School uniform
- Sports kit and clothing
- School trips linked with the curriculum
- Extra tuition to help with dyslexia or maths
- Additional therapy for children with disabilities
Eligibility: one or both parents must be a professional actor. If the actor-parent is now doing other work, acting must still have formed the majority of the paid work in their career to date.
Unfortunately, TACT cannot pay private school fees.
Maintenance grants of £1,200 per year each for higher education students who have a parent who is a professional actor.
TACT can only fund a limited number of new students each year. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about applying.
We are sad to report the death of our Vice President, The Lady Attenborough, who had served the charity for 70 years. Her devotion to the children and to our sister charity Denville Hall is immeasurable.
"TACT have provided the most kind and generous support for both my children over the years, from when they were little through to 6th form and university. Both Robert and Hayley take a genuine interest and are so lovely at times of celebration as well as during the harder times. As a family, we have felt such support from TACT which I know my children will never forget as they go forward in life."