Big Give Christmas Challenge | The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

Big Give Christmas Challenge

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Fundraising for scholarships and bursaries

We will be taking part in The Big Give Christmas Challenge between 3-10 December to raise money for Scholarships & Bursaries to support our students.   

The Big Give is the UK’s leading online matched-funding platform.  Every pound given to our Challenge during 3-10 December will be doubled in value.

As a pioneering training institution we take our responsibility as a pipeline to the creative industries very seriously.  Scholarships and Bursaries are a key way to ensure that we train students who are representative of the range of lived experiences in our society.  These young people are the future of our sector, and it is our responsibility to ensure their stories are represented.

What are we fundraising for?

With your help we aim to raise funds for:

  • Major Scholarships of £10,000 each
  • Significant scholarships of at least £5,000 each
  • and bursaries for hardship

Your support will allow us to enable those who might not otherwise apply to Central or are struggling with the costs of rent, travel, food and equipment to stay on and finish their course.

How you get involved

Register your interest in donating

Be one of the first to hear about the Big Give Christmas Challenge, when to donate, total funds raised and the impact of scholarships and bursaries on our students.  

Donations can be made online between 12pm (midday) Tuesday 3rd December – 12pm Tuesday 10th December.

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