Blackheath arts centre receives new funding3:34, 5th February 2019
The Blackheath Conservatoire of Music and the Arts in South East London has confirmed a new partnership with Triodos Bank.
This will include new funding to support the future of the local independent arts centre, which offers courses for people of all ages and has had some fantastic alumni including Kate Bush, Gary Oldman, Jools Holland and Daniel Day Lewis.
Beneficiaries include those with significant musical talent from low income families or who face other barriers to participation including special educational needs, refugee status, challenging family circumstances, and those living with Alzheimer’s and their carers.
Triodos lends solely to organisations delivering social, environmental or cultural impact, and arts and culture is one of its key lending sectors in the UK. John Keeley, principal and managing director of The Conservatoire said: ‘Our partnership with Triodos really enhances our ability to flourish and grow. Triodos Bank is a great fit for us given our shared ethical values and understanding of the societal benefits of investing in arts and culture in an inclusive, community-driven way.’