Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund renamed Dance Professionals Fund
The Royal Ballet Benevolent Fund it is to be renamed the Dance Professionals Fund under plans to broaden the charity’s remit.
The move follows a merger of the charity with the Dance Teachers Benevolent Fund earlier this year, and signals its commitment to providing support to a variety of people from the dance profession.
The charity offers financial and advisory support to dancers, choreographers, dance teachers and others from the profession who are experiencing injury, illness or financial or personal difficulties.
Announcing the name change, chairman Monica Mason said: “This is a significant move forward for us as we celebrate 80 years as a charity. We hope that this will encourage more people to access our services.”
Clemmie Cowl, executive director, added that the merger had prompted the charity to develop its remit, a reflection of which is found in the new name.