Central School receives more than £400k to fund scholarships and support applied theatre students
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has received more than £400,000 to fund six scholarships and support students studying applied theatre.
The money has been awarded by the Leverhulme Trust, and will support the school from this year until 2021.
Some of the money will be used to assist students on its applied theatre course to carry out placements as part of their studies. Previous placements have included special needs schools in Cornwall, hospitals in South Africa and communities in Mumbai.
In addition, it will fund six scholarships worth £10,000 each, which will help students studying on any course with the costs of studying accommodation, food and travel.
Sally Mackey, associate director for research and projects at Central, said: “This award will change many lives, helping maintain our passionate commitment to training excellent theatre practitioners.”
The school has received funding from the trust since 2007, but this latest grant is more than double the amount it previously received from it.
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