Royal Theatrical Fund, The
The Royal Theatrical Fund was founded in 1839 by Charles Dickens. It is one of the oldest theatrical charities. The fund has no restrictive covenant and is able to provide financial support to all members of the entertainment profession, and in some cases, their dependants. Each case is considered by the Board on its merit and the support is made accordingly. The fund also helps with home care, residential/nursing home top-up fees. The RTF is able to share cases with other societies.