Apply for a Funeral Assistance Grant

Behind the Scenes recognizes that surviving family members may need assistance with funeral expenses. If an eligible entertainment industry professional has left immediate dependent family members, our first priority is to ensure that they are cared for. For example, can they afford to stay in their home and pay utility bills while they figure out how to move forward? If that need exists, then a surviving family member should complete the Basic Needs Grant Application.

If the deceased has no immediate dependent family members, then Behind the Scenes may award $500 towards funeral expenses in honor of that person’s career in the industry. The Funeral Assistance Grant Application should be completed by a surviving family member or other concerned individual.

Download the PDF form and:

  • Fill in digitally, save and email along with supporting documentation to [email protected], or
  • Print, complete, and fax to 646-713-2308, or
  • Print, complete, and mail to P.O. Box 368, Lakeville, CT 06039, or
  • The form may also be obtained by calling 212-244-1421 or emailing [email protected]

You must provide the required supporting documentation indicated on the application:

  • All documentation must be provided in PDF format. If it is not, it may delay the processing of your application.
  • You can easily scan your documents with your phone using a free app like Adobe Scan which is available in the App Store for iOS or Android