MYC Bursary

What is the MYC Bursary?

We want as many young people as possible to have access to our creative activities and we do not want someone’s financial situation to be a barrier to taking part. The MYC Bursary exists to enable participants to take part in activity provided by Mercury Theatre. These activities include the participation in courses and productions.

Please note: we have a limited number for bursary places available and bursaries are subject to availability.


What can I expect financial support with?

Bursaries are available to part or fully cover course fees depending on your current situation.

Who is the MYC Bursary Fund for?

To be eligible you must be facing financial hardship preventing you from participating in our work. While anyone is free to apply for the bursary fund to help support participation, priority will be given to those:
• In care
• Care leavers
• You/parents/carer in receipt of Income Support, or Universal Credit in place of Income Support, in their own right
• You/parents/carer in receipt of Employment and Support Allowance or Universal Credit
and Disability Living or Personal Independence Payments in their own right
• In receipt of Free School Meals
• Young Carers

How is my application reviewed and when will I find out?

Applications are reviewed by members of our Creative Engagement team. Every application is highly confidential and the information you provide will not be shared with any unauthorised staff member. Once you have submitted your form please allow up to ten working days for us to review it and provide you with an outcome. Within this time you will receive an email from our team. Sadly we are unable to provide a bursary for everyone who applies.

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