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OPEN Scholarships

Tantrum is for every young person but especially those who feel left out, like they don’t belong or that their voices aren’t being heard.

Thanks to the generous support of our major donors, Tantrum is able to offer scholarships to young people facing disadvantage, including social isolation, financial hardship, mental health barriers and disability.

Each scholarship supports one young person to attend a full year of weekly Drama Workshops at Tantrum at no cost (valued at $1000).

“Self-expression and community connection go a long way to a young person’s well-being.
The Tantrum OPEN scholarships offer just that – a chance for a young person attending headspace to be part of a creative community for an entire year. As workers at headspace we value these community partnerships which consolidate the work we do on site and help young people thrive.” –
Byron Williams, Community Development Worker, headspace Newcastle

Apply for an OPEN Scholarship

Thanks to the OPEN Scholarship program, we are able to offer young people facing disadvantage one year’s (i.e. four school terms) free attendance at our weekly drama workshops. 

To apply for an OPEN Scholarship, applicants’ parents or carers must fill in a simple Eligibility Form, and they must also supply a Referral Letter from a certified health, education, or social work professional. Eligibility and the full process is described in more detail in the OPEN Scholarship Application Pack.  


Applications are accepted throughout the year, though they are only reviewed quarterly (in time for the commencement of each Tantrum term – see dates on our Drama Workshop page). 

OPEN Scholarship places are limited, though we are always endeavoring to offer more!

Applications are always open but will only be assessed quarterly, in time for the start of each school term. Any applications received during school terms may still be consider for a scholarship for the current term if there are places available – otherwise your application will be considered for the following Term (if you opt in for carry-over).

Thank you to ADFAS Newcastle for their generous support towards OPEN Scholarships in 2024.

Donate an OPEN Scholarship

Please get in touch if you would like to support the Tantrum OPEN inclusion scholarship program, or simply use our Give Now portal.

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