RAD Teachers’ Hardship Fund – open for applications

The Teachers’ Hardship Fund supports RAD Registered Teachers worldwide to ensure that they can continue to play a vital role in introducing ballet to people across the globe and training the professional dancers of the future. It provides a reduction in subscription fees for active teaching members, allowing them to carry on doing the incredible work they do every day.

Key Dates

Applications open one month prior to your membership renewal date, and we recommend that you apply no later than this date. We will, however, accept applications after this date if there are funds available.

Who Can Apply?

You must be able to prove that you are in financial hardship when applying.

We will accept the following reasons for applications:

  • critical illness or bereavement which has impacted on earnings
  • a financial crisis in your country of residence
  • unemployment or other financial hardship
  • impact of COVID-19.


  • You should usually have been an RAD teacher for a minimum of 1 year and have paid in full your subscription for the previous membership year.
  • RAD teachers worldwide can apply to the fund.

Further Information

For more information, download a copy of the policy and procedures and application form.

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Fiona Campbell

For 2021 – 2022, funds will be allocated from the Fiona Campbell legacy, left to the RAD by the former RAD teacher and examiner. We are also grateful to the Lynne & Land Foundation for a recent grant enabling us to top up the hardship fund and support more teachers in light of the impact of COVID-19.  However, the funds are still limited and we may not be able to fulfil every application.




The RAD will be implementing a range of activities to raise additional finance for the Teachers’ Hardship Fund. If you are interested in contributing, please contact the membership team.


Application and Guidance