The foundation set up in memory of Amy Winehouse, the Amy Winehouse Foundation, will fund a new performing arts scholarship, it was announced today (March 2).
The foundation, which is partly being run by the late singer’s father Mitch, will offer a paid for scholarship to the Sylvia Young Theatre School, where Winehouse herself trained as a teenager.
Speaking about the scholarship, Mitch Winehouse said: “As most people would know, Amy was a pupil at Sylvia Young Theatre School. This is where her talent was recognised and nurtured. The Amy Winehouse Foundation would like to give a child, who otherwise couldn’t afford the same opportunity, the chance to realise their talents.”
Earlier this year, it was suggested that Mitch Winehouse would be organising a tribute concert for his late daughter, which would be broadcast on pay-per-view. Lily Allen, Mark Ronson, Jessie J and Florence And The Machine have all been linked with performing at a tribute show, but there has been no official word on plans for the show from the Amy Winehouse Foundation as yet.
Amy Winehouse passed away in June last year at the age of 27.