Haringey Shed is an inclusive theatre and performing arts company for children and young people that gives every young person a part to play and where everyone is valued and respected. Jim Shepley, Executive Director of this very special performing arts group, tells us about the difference the donation from The Co-operative Bank’s Customer Donation Fund has made.
"We currently have around 300 members, made up of young people from as young as seven with and without disabilities. We also reach another 1,000 plus children and young people each year through our outreach work. Our regular performances showcase the students work and are great entertainment for everyone who watches them.""The donation from Co-operative Bank’s Customer Donation Fund will support our after school theatre sessions. In particular, it will help to fund a driver and chaperone to transport up to eight young people with disabilities or other special needs to their weekly sessions. This is a really important service as many parents and families find it difficult to get their children to and from extra-curricular activities. It also gives our young people an extra bit of independence at a time when other young people who don’t have disabilities are being given more freedom."
All Community Directplus account holders can apply for up to £1000 from the Customer Donation Fund to support special projects and fundraising activities. The closing dates for applications are March and September, and they will then be assessed in April and October. We will notify you of the outcome of your application. Apply using the form below.