The Student Hardship Fund at READ College exists to provide access to training for students who have the talent and determination to make a career in the theatre industry, but who do not have the financial background to be able to do so, by providing bursaries to support them through training.
You can find out more about our charitable work here…
This bursary scheme provides funding of up to 50% of the tuition fees at READ (plus advice and guidance on funding your further training when you graduate), and is means tested. Our means testing criteria are based on national averages, such as household income, home value and mortgage/savings levels. These are used to place students on a sliding scale of support, ranging from around 5% right up to 50% of tuition fees. Once a student has been offered a place at READ College, they will be sent a Bursary Application Form and asked to provide supporting documents so that their case can be considered.
Here is what some of our beneficiaries have to say about Read College in their own words:
“I had nearly given up on any chance of succeeding… ‘Read’ gave me the confidence to believe I could make it.”
“This bursary has helped me so much. I have been given an opportunity to perform and learn… I am so grateful, because I have the chance to fulfill my dream.”
“Without the tuition of Read I can honestly say I would not stand a chance of furthering my career path… and without the generous bursary I am in receipt of, none of this would have ever been possible.”
I feel unbelievably grateful every day… I am getting trained to the highest standard, by really inspiring people, who are both honest, supportive and damn hard working. Read’s support has given me the best possible start to my career…I can’t thank you enough.”
Thank you for helping our young people achieve their potential…