foundation  /faʊnˈdeɪ.ʃən/  n.
An organisation that has been created in order to provide money for a particular group of people in need of help or for a particular type of study

Applications for the Academic Year 2020-21 are now closed.


The MGA Foundation is a Scottish Charity (SC047592) supporting people from non-privileged backgrounds currently living in Scotland by offering financial freedom to pursue an education and training in singing, acting, dance and musical theatre.

The MGA Foundation will consider applications from individuals who wish to attend one-off, part-time or workshop educational opportunities at any reputable school within the UK. The MGA Foundation will also consider applications for funding for full-time courses at any CDMT-accredited institute in the UK.

We will happily consider financial assistance for those who can demonstrate a real need, are able to contribute towards tuition fee payments, accommodation costs, travel and/or living expenses, and those who are willing to make a future commitment to support the work of the MGA Foundation.

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Broadening access to performing arts

The launch of the MGA Foundation builds on a commitment to financially support students on part-time and full-time performing arts courses in Scotland, while also broadening access to encompass workshops, youth theatre and part-time and full-time training opportunities across the UK. Alongside supporting students, this includes creating new and affordable studio facilities and performance spaces, and collaborating with existing training providers.

Find out more

The MGA Foundation has provided support to young people from a wide range of backgrounds in Scotland to access professional and part-time training. Journey with us and read about some of the people and projects supported by the MGA Foundation as we continue to grow.

Our impact

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Making vocational training available to those who can’t afford it is paramount. The MGA Foundation allowed me to start my journey.


Meet the team

Our permanent members of staff and our charity 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
Vice Chair – Murray Grant
Secretary – Carole Gibson
Treasurer – Peter Ferguson
Trustee – Sarah Heney
Trustee – Megan Davidson


General Manager – Gary Grant

Finance Manager – Denise Ford

Legal Team – Brymer Legal
Finance Team – Sedulo

Without the MGA Foundation, I would not have been able to realise my dream of becoming a fully-trained musical theatre performer and professional dancer. I’ve been given a fabulous opportunity that would have not otherwise been available to me. I am hugely grateful for the financial assistance and first-class training I have received.