27 Nov We need your support!
Mimbre Youth Programme runs weekly acrobatics and dance classes, building confidence, creating friendships and improving well-being among young people in Hackney. We teach nearly 50 young people every week and centre inclusion, diversity and representation to make sure that every child who wants to take part has a chance to join in.
After 15 years of working with young people in Hackney, Mimbre’s youth programme is now at risk of shutting down due to a lack of consistent funding. We need your help, whatever you can spare, to support the programme and to help us to continue to offer subsidised places and additional support to those who need it.
“Mimbre truly is a class sited in the local community here in Hackney. There is a tiered system of class prices, meaning that no-one is excluded based on lack of income. There are also none of the requirements of other classes to buy uniforms/ special shoes, and this contributes to making the class more accessible.” – Parent Mimbre Youth
Our ethos is to support all young people to be physical, enjoy using their bodies and make friends out of school. We believe in encouraging everyone to achieve more than they thought they could, and we love to see the pride and exhilaration when young people learn a new move!
Your contribution will help to subsidise concessions and bursary places for those who need it, promote inclusivity, celebrate diversity and keep the doors open for every child who wants to take part.
“I’ve observed that in Mimbre sessions there is a strong ethos of positive encouragement, nurturing, and acceptance of all kids. There is no pressure, no atmosphere of competition, zero emphasis on appearance, no gender specific expectations, and no hierarchy of ability. All of which brings out the very best in the children and young people attending the sessions.” Parent Mimbre Youth
“What I love about Mimbre is you can learn new things and you can be teached to not give up. You learn more acrobatics, like cartwheel or a bridge, you can learn it here!” Mimbre Youth Participant
CLICK HERE TO DONATE VIA PAYPAL (or see below for other options)
What your support could do:
£5 – every little helps!
£9 – a subsidised class for low income families
£14 – a free class for someone who needs it
£47.50 – a subsidised place for half a term
£95 – a subsidised place for a full term
£150 – a bursary place for a term
£450 – a bursary place for a year
£1,500 – 10 bursary places for a term
£4,500 – 10 bursary places for a year
“Our children need facilities like this to learn new skills at an affordable cost, to grow in confidence, fitness, make new friends, and maintain connections with the community. There is a serious lack of initiatives like this in Hackney!” Parent Mimbre Youth
Account Name: Mimbre Limited:
Sort Code: 40-52-40
Account Number: 00024598
(NB your bank may not recognise our sort code, so please type carefully, thank you)
“I feel that this space is safe and comfortable and professional for our child to find a community, love, respect, and a big part of her construction of identity. For our family it is a gift, we love your work and passion.” Parent Mimbre Youth
“What I like about Mimbre is that you can not get bullied and you can get help from the adults and you can learn new acrobatics and also dance” Participant Mimbre Youth