Wednesday July 17, 2019

our supporters

investing in a brighter future for all young londoners


Arts Council England / National Portfolio Organisation

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It invests public money from government to help create artistic experiences for as many people as possible across the country. It supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

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Department for Education

The Department for Education (DfE) is the UK government department with overall responsibility for infant, primary and secondary education. It is committed to providing high-quality early education and support for parents, children and young people. Its vision is for a highly educated society in which opportunity is equal for children and young people, no matter what their background or family circumstances.

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Adobe Foundation 

Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) is the Adobe Foundation’s signature global initiative to increase creativity in educa­tion, which is critical to improving the lives of young people today and well into the future. AYV ignites young people’s Creative Confidence - the ability to har­ness creative skills to solve problems - thereby empowering youth from underserved communities to find their voice and make it heard.

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John Lyon's Charity

John Lyon's Charity

John Lyon's Charity gives grants to benefit children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in nine boroughs in northwest London: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster. The Charity's main policy is to promote the life-chances of children and young people through education. 

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Disney Musicals in Schools

Disney Musicals in Schools is a free outreach programme that builds sustainable theatre programs in primary schools. Professional Teaching Artists guide school teachers through the process of mounting a 30-minute Disney musical with student performers. Schools receive free performance materials and free professional development and the goal is to develop a tradition of theatre education for years to come.

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The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) s a non-governmental organisation, founded by the film industry in 1912 and responsible for the national classification and censorship of films exhibited at cinemas and video works released within the United Kingdom.

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The Rothschild family are famous for their banking activities, their achievements as winemakers, collectors and as charitable benefactors. For two centuries and across many generations, the Rothschild family has promoted the improvement of social and educational conditions and opportunities for local communities. Its initiatives remain focused on education and community development.

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Google Foundation / Google Ad Grants

The Google Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Google which manages Google Ad Grants, the nonprofit edition of AdWords™. Google Ad Grants empowers nonprofit organizations to promote their missions and initiatives on and Google support charities that share their philosophy of community service in science and technology, education, youth advocacy and the arts.  

Read More is the BBC of the film industry, created for and run by film lovers. They are a leading independent publisher featuring news, reviews, interviews, competitions, the latest releases and all the gossip from the worldwide film and movie scene. provides breaking news 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and supports Eastside in promoting the film and digital media projects that we run.

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our supporters


Arts Council England

Department for Education

Adobe Foundation

John Lyon's Charity

Disney Musicals in Schools

The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC)


Google Foundation



individual supporters


Jill Bell

Su Bonfanti

Lord Boswell of Aynho

Ms L Brassil

Tina and Ian Bruce

Deborah Casswell

Vesey Crichton                                

Adam Dawson                                  

Mrs D Drake

Mr J Fairbairn    

Robert Fish         

Gordon Forbes

Paul Fowling

Michael and Erica Fox

Mr J Francis 

Edward Godwin       

Mrs M Gorrie

Adrian Greaves

Aidan and Nina Hansell

Lydia Hirst                                        

Stephen Hyett

Lynda La Plante

Kristin Luke

Juliet Mander

Heather Manners

Roger Martin

Brian McHenry

James Peterson

Graham Powell 

Gloria Reeder                               

Beryl Rodell

Jeremy Rodell

Miriam Rodell

Emma Saunders

Sophie Simpson

Nova Skelton

Toby Stride

Rosemary Taylorson                    

Mischa Watson

Philip White                               

Barbara Young