RAD Teachers’ Hardship Fund – Application and Guidance
Applications open one month prior to your membership renewal date, and we recommend that you apply no later than this date. However, we will accept applications after this date if there are funds available.
As stated in the Teachers’ Hardship Fund policy, awards are discretionary and not guaranteed.
An application will not be considered until it is fully completed and all the necessary documentary evidence has been received.
The Membership team will contact applicants if:
- they have not completed all relevant sections
- they have not submitted all necessary evidence
If you are asked to supply additional information for your application, you will need to do this within 5 working days of receiving the request for your application to be considered.
We advise that applicants to the Teachers’ Hardship Fund do not pay their membership fee until we have reviewed the application and informed you of the outcome. This will ensure that the correct payment is made.
The membership of Hardship Fund applicants will remain active while we review applications.
Completing Section 1
Provide the reason why you are applying to the Teachers’ Hardship Fund. The RAD accepts the following reasons for applications: ill-health, bereavement which has impacted on earnings, financial crisis in your country of residence, unemployment or other financial hardship, impact from COVID-19.
Completing Section 2
Provide evidence to support your application e.g. a doctor’s letter or a letter from the social security office. The evidence should be dated, where possible. Teachers’ Hardship Fund application forms will not be processed without documentation to support your application.
Completing Section 3
Provide confirmation that you have sufficient funds to cover the remaining membership fee.
Completing Section 4
You must sign and date the application to confirm the information you have given is true to the best of your knowledge. Submission of a false application is a breach of the Code of Professional Practice for Teachers registered with the Royal Academy of Dance. We will accept typed names in this section as a signature if you are completing the form electronically.
Membership Services Privacy Notice
The Royal Academy of Dance is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We only use personal information if we have a proper reason to do so and this includes if we share information outside of the RAD.
How is your information used?
We will use the information you provide in this form and the supporting evidence to process your Teachers’ Hardship Fund application using the lawful basis of consent. As the lawful basis for processing your information is consent, you have the opportunity to withdraw your consent at any time.
How long is your information kept?
We review how long we keep personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We hold your personal information on our systems for only as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract or agreement you hold with us.
To review the Academy’s full Data Protection Privacy Notice, visit https://www.royalacademyofdance.org/privacy-notice.