About us

The MGA Foundation was officially established as a registered charity in 2017 but MGA has, over the last ten years, already awarded tuition fee support worth over £250,000 to young people pursuing training opportunities in performing arts.

We aim to provide financial support to people residing in Scotland towards the costs of part-time and full-time training in singing, acting and musical theatre at reputable schools and accredited colleges throughout the UK. Although growing from a commitment to young people endeavouring to train professionally in Edinburgh, the MGA Foundation is broadening access to encompass workshops, youth theatre and part-time and full-time training opportunities across the UK to all those who call Scotland their home.

The funding was invaluable to me because it made the difference between being able to attend college and not. Since completing my course, I have been working professionally around the world for companies including Celebrity Cruises – none of this would have been possible without my training, and, of course, funding.


There are many talented people in Scotland who are simply not in a financial position to realise their dream of studying the performing arts. If you are looking for financial support, read our Apply page to find out if you are eligible and how the MGA Foundation can help.

We are building a community of supporters who will help turn the dreams of talented performers in Scotland into a reality. If you would like to join us in this adventure, visit our Donate page to find out how you can support us.

The funding allowed me to train for three years and learn the trade that I love. I am now working my fourth professional job since graduating. Had I not received funding, I wouldn’t be where I am today and may not have trained at all – because it was simply too expensive.


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Meet the team

Our trustees have a wide range of skills and experiences from a variety of backgrounds including musical theatre, event management and business.

Chair Person – Andrew Gowland
Secretary – Carole Gibson
Trustee – Murray Grant
Trustee – Peter Ferguson

General Manager – Megan Holwill

Legal Team – Brymer Legal
Finance Team – Scott Moncreiff