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Incorporating The Bill Coysh Grants Fund In memory of Bill Coysh

Hon. Secretary 1941-1959, Chairman 1959-1977, Vice President 1977-1987, and

The Pamela de Waal Fund In memory of Pamela de Waal

Committee 1956-1980, Vice Chairman 1980-2011, Vice President 2002-2011


Higher Education Grants

Competitors are invited to apply for a grant for the next academic year if they:

1.         are resident in Devon and

2.         have been a regular competitor at the Festival, and

3.        have obtained a place at a principal school of music, drama or stage dance for further training.

Applications should be made in writing as soon as possible, but before 31st August.

Applicants must send full particulars of themselves, their training to date, their participation in our Festival, and a copy of the letter of acceptance from the school or college concerned.  An application to one fund will be considered an application to both.  Any grant awarded is intended to be used by the recipient for the purchase of essential items related to their training, e.g. reference books, ballet shoes, music etc. 

Junior Teaching Grants

State Schools are invited to apply for a grant for Year 6 or below towards specialist teaching in the performing arts for the ensuing term if the school is:

  1. situated in Devon and
  2. has a history of entering the Festival.

Applications should be made in writing as soon as possible but before the end of the term immediately before the term when teaching is intended to start.


All applications to:

 The Chairman

 Torbay and South West of England Festival

 6 Thorne Park Road


 TQ2 6RX

Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible after the committee has met to consider applications.