Funding from the Tottenham Grammar School Foundation enables Mountview to offer Haringey Young People's Bursaries, providing tuition fee discounts to eligible Haringey residents for part-time courses.
Eligible students will be: aged between 11 and 24, resident in the Borough of Haringey, attending or have attended a Haringey secondary school and in need of financial assistance
Each bursary will be considered on the basis of individual need; different levels ranging from 30% to 100% of course fees will be awarded as appropriate
Eddie Gower, Head of Short Courses, explains the philosophy behind the new scheme:
'The Bursaries create fantastic opportunities for all 11 to 24-year olds living in Haringey to aspire to the very best in performing arts training, whatever their background. By removing the financial barrier of course fees the initiative allows us to create a diverse environment which truly represents the Haringey we live in today.'
Graham Chappell, Clerk to the Tottenham Grammar School Foundation, adds:
'This special initiative refreshes the Foundation’s longstanding partnership with Mountview. The recent global economic crisis has significantly reduced the level of funds available to the Trustees for distribution to students, schools and other charities. After a succession of difficult decisions over the last two years, the Trustees have been pleased to approve this innovative scheme which will improve access to Mountview’s world class programmes and facilities for residents who may have previously felt excluded on the grounds of cost.'