Our supporters

We are grateful to all our supporters, and would like to take the opportunity to thank these organisations and share the great work made possible through their support.

A New Direction is a charity (Registered Charity No. 1126216) dedicated to helping London create, think and learn.

Our work is made possible by the generous support of a number of public and private organisations who share our mission to ensure all children and young people get the most out of London’s extraordinary creative and cultural offer.

Highlights from our funders

Paul Hamlyn Foundation and My Creative School

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation are supporting My Creative School – a three year project supporting the delivery of curriculum-relevant creative activity in schools, co-produced by teachers and creative practitioners

The funding has been secured PHF’s Arts-based learning - More and Better Fund. This fund is designed to help organisations build convincing evidence of what their work achieves for children and young people, schools and teachers and to understand how this happens and how this work may be developed and improved further.

Natwest and Create Jobs

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Natwest have offered their kind support to fundCreate Jobs: Ambassadors, a new programme to revolutionise recruitment practice in the creative industries and provide 250 young Londoners with the opportunity to enter into creative employment.

This funding was secured through Natwest’s Skills and Opportunities Fund.

Arts Council England and our Schools Programme

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We know schools work hard to engage their students with London’s extraordinary creative and cultural offer. To support this, A New Direction have an annual programme of events and opportunities for schools, including Artsmark support and our Cultural Leaders and INSET programmes.. This activity is kindly supported by Arts Council England through their ‘Bridge’ activity.

Trusts and Foundations

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Mayor’s Fund for London

Rayne Foundation

City Bridge Trust

Garfield Weston

Corporate Supporters


Iris Worldwide


Berkeley Foundation

Time Inc. UK

Statutory and Public Sector Funders

Arts Council England

Department for Education

Department for Work and Pensions

London Legacy Development Corporation

Ministry of Defence

Creative and Cultural Skills

British Council

Transport for London – Art on the Underground

For more information on our current funders or to discuss how you could support our work, please email info@anewdirection.org.uk