Means Tested Bursaries

Independent dancers earning National Minimum Wage or below can apply for a means tested bursary alongside their DCD retraining Grant.

 

Independent dancers in more challenging financial situations who receive a DCD retraining grant, can also receive an additional £1,000 towards their retraining, on top of their grant.

This bursary can be used for either course fees or other costs, depending on the need.

This bursary aims to help ensure equality, diversity and recognition of the financial hardship that some dancers face.

Who is eligible:

This bursary is available to independent dancers earning National Minimum Wage or below.

Independent dancers are all those professional dancers in the UK who are not currently or have not previously been employed by one of DCD’s partner companies. To see our Partner Companies, click here.

How to apply:

Apply for the next round of retraining grants and bursaries by 5pm on 24 July 2019.

For information about how to apply and any other questions, contact us at dancers@thedcd.org.uk or on 0207 831 1449.

 

 

With thanks to the Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund, whose generous support has made this bursary possible.

 

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