Bethnal Green arts charity boosted by grant for workshops

PUBLISHED: 10:10 07 October 2016

A young man takes part in one of Kazzum's workshops. Picture : Alison Baskerville

A young man takes part in one of Kazzum's workshops. Picture : Alison Baskerville

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An East End based charity has received a donation to be put towards workshops for children with special educational needs.

The £4,800 donation to Kazzum, a charitable arts organisation based in Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, was provided by the Santander Foundation, which funds projects for disadvantaged people in local communities.

“We are absolutely thrilled to receive this grant from the Santander Foundation,” said Heidi Vaughan, the charity’s artistic director.

“It will open the door to many young people who ordinarily would not have access to the arts, developing their skills and transforming their lives in a positive way.”

Kazzum offers young people, who wouldn’t normally be given the opportunity, the chance to experience the arts in unusual spaces.

The money from the grant will be put towards eight series of workshops to be delivered in two Tower Hamlets schools.

Gary Stevens, branch manager at Santander’s Bethnal Green branch, said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK.

“Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Kazzum and hope the donation makes a real difference to children.”

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