Camden Arts Centre gets funding boost for disabled youngsters

The City of London Corporation’s charity, The City Bridge Trust, has given a £94,000 grant over three years to Camden Arts Centre to boost its arts programmes for disabled young people.

The grant will employ three lead practitioners and pay for the activity and running costs of its ‘Breaking the Barrier’ programme, which addresses exclusion in the arts for disabled young people aged 11 to 25 years. It also provides creative workshops for secondary school students with complex learning disabilities and offers Saturday art sessions to disabled and non-disabled young people.

Camden Arts Centre also provides mentoring opportunities for disabled artists to co-lead workshops and acquire professional skills.

City Bridge Trust has awarded 410 grants totalling £23,000,000 to groups based in Camden – and over £324,000,000 to organisations across London in the last 20 years.

The Trust is the City of London’s Corporation charity and London’s biggest independent grant giver, making grants of £20million a year to tackle disadvantage across the capital.

It helps achieve the Corporation’s aim of changing the lives of hundreds of thousands of Londoners.


For more information, please contact:

Andrew Buckingham, Media Officer (Features), City of London Corporation

Tel: 020 7332 1452 / Mobile: 07795 333060 / Email


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