The Yehudi Menuhin School is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £359,004 over four years from the Leverhulme Trust from September 2021. The grant, awarded under the Leverhulme Trust’s Arts Scholarships, will provide bursary support to eight nominated students, thereby making it possible for them to accept their place at The Yehudi Menuhin School.
Yehudi Menuhin’s vision was that no pupil should ever have to turn down a place at the School due to lack of finances. This ethos remains at the heart of the School today, with nine out of ten pupils requiring some level of financial assistance in order to attend the School.
The School is a registered charity, and bursaries are funded through private philanthropic donations from trusts, foundations and individuals. As a recognised Centre of Excellence in the Performing Arts, the School also receives support through the Department for Education’s Music and Dance Scheme.
Commenting on the award, Director of External Relations Alix de Mauny said “This grant demonstrates the Leverhulme Trust’s long-term commitment to ensuring that, regardless of their circumstances or their means, talented young people from across the world can access the very finest musical training at The Yehudi Menuhin School without the worry of financial constraints. We are truly grateful to the Trust for this endorsement and we look forward to helping our new Leverhulme Arts Scholars to flourish at the School.”