Stratford Arts Trust

Our Stratford Circus

Stratford Circus is proud to work with children and young people in East London giving them access to inspirational creative activities that fosters confidence, pride and joy.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1145183)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,800

Amount raised

£780

Time left

1 day

Donations

8

Championed by The Childhood Trust

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

United Kingdom

  • Last summer I ran a very successful partnership youth project with Stratford Circus targeted to local young people in Newham eligible for free school meals. The evaluation/ impact data showed a huge rise in confidence and skills level and aspiration to go into higher education.

    — Local Partner

  • All children benefit from the inspiring and creative program at Stratford Circus

    — Local resident

Situation

In Newham over 50% of children and young people live in poverty and can't afford to take part in regular stimulating, positive activities which has been compounded by Covid-19 and subsequent lockdowns. Lack of good digital access has led to students falling behind & widening gaps in attainment. Many children don't have any access points to creative careers which are on their doorstep, and opportunities which could be so beneficial to their lives.

Solution

We will continue to deliver a range of arts projects across Newham and East London for children and young people that will encourage and inspire them to try and excel at new creative activities. We have a flagship youth choir NewYVC which is open to everyone, who deliver choir sessions in schools and our project Creative Schools brokers school projects between East London’s exceptional arts organisations and schools so that students regardless of means have access to the best culture available.