Where a bad actor gets financial help (8)
I believe the answer is:
'financial help' is the definition.
The definition suggests a singular noun which matches the answer.
'where a bad actor' is the wordplay.
'where' becomes 'grant' (I can't explain this - if you can you should believe this answer much more).
'a bad actor' becomes 'ham' (a ham is someone who overacts).
'gets' is the link.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for grantham that I've seen before include "Lady Thatcher's birthplace" , "English town" , "Birthplace of Newton and Thatcher" , "Lincolnshire town; harm gnat (anag.)" , "Margaret Thatcher birthplace" .)