Encouraging self-expression and creativity in young people

We strongly believe that access to, and involvement with, the arts and culture is important to self-expression and creativity in young people.

Financial ability should not stand in the way of real talent. In the years ahead, we aim to continue to help create opportunities for the next generation to be able to enjoy, engage and participate in the arts and culture regardless of their economic background.

"The valuable support Central receives from the Hays Travel Foundation is vital to the needs of our students, and enables us to fulfil our aim of accepting students based on talent rather than financial ability; we are truly grateful to be the recipient of this grant."

-Bethany McDonald Shepherd, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama