Our Supporters

Running a successful organisation is a team effort. We are incredibly thankful to all our staff, teachers and volunteers who help us deliver quality training on a weekly basis.

We are also incredibly grateful to all those organisations who have supported us over the years and especially to those that came to our rescue during the Covid-19 pandemic.

A Big Thank You to the following organisations that have given donations so that we can continue to offer bursaries and subsidised places and to those that came to our rescue during the pandemic crisis:

South Hackney Parochial Charities

Thanks to SHPC we have been able to provide bursaries and subsidised places to disadvantaged children who live in South Hackney

Stuart Feakins Fund

Thanks to this trust we have been able to give several bursaries and subsidised places to children in Hackney. Stuart Feakins passed away in 2/1/08 aged 41. The Stuart Feakins Trust aims to capture some of Stuart’s joy of life and commitment to young people in Hackney.


A big thanks to the Coral Samuel Trust who donated £5000 to help our survival at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic

Social Enterprise Support Fund

Distributed by Unltd, has helped us to ensure all of our venues and activities are Covid-19 secure. Thanks to National Lottery players for making this possible. The Social Enterprise Support Fund provides essential financial support to help social enterprises during COVID-19. It will help social enterprises to meet additional demands, change the way they work, make their spaces COVID-secure, and manage liquidity during the next six months. The Social Enterprise Support Fund was established in partnership by The National Lottery Community Fund and five social enterprise support agencies: Big Issue Invest, The Key Fund, Resonance, the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) and UnLtd with support from CAF Venturesome, the Young Foundation and Ashoka. Thanks to National Lottery players, £18.7 million of National Lottery funding has been committed to the fund to be used to provide grants to social enterprise organisations that are best placed to support local, vulnerable communities in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Coronavirus Support Fund

Distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, has helped us with our Access for Diversity project, ensuring we can offer places to some of our most vulnerable beneficiaries.

Web Lab

Thanks to Web Lab for their £200 donation towards our survival at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Culture Recovery Fund

Thanks to the Arts Council and the government’s Culture Recovery Fund which donated £85,000 to cover the School between April-June 2021, we can continue to be Here For Culture. With an unprecedented investment through the Culture Recovery Fund, the government is Here For Culture so it can weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger.

We would also like to thank

Michael Bourke Photography

A massive thank you too to Michael Bourke Photography who has been one of our main photographers over the past few years and often gives his services free of charge at our charity events

Not for Profit

Big thanks to Not for Profit for helping us with our funding bids and securing funding from the Social Enterprise Support Fund as well as Awards for All.


A big thanks to Dentons who has given us pro bono legal advice several times over the past few years.

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