Lucy Steers and Sarah Gilmour, trustees with the Hymans Robertson Foundation board, were recently invited to visit our charity partners, the London Screen Academy.
Nancy Horlock, Foundation Director at the Screen Academy Foundation, showed Lucy and Sarah around the Academy, housed in a converted 1930’s factory in Islington (historically significant as the location where a British electronics company manufactured the UK’s first television set in 1936.)
Lucy said, “It was great to visit Nancy and her team, and chat through all the brilliant work they do. We loved seeing the impact our funding has for the academy and its students. The academy is looking to make the film and media industry more inclusive and is specifically looking to support young people from lower socioeconomic and disadvantaged backgrounds to get the vocational skills they need to get into paid employment in the industry. From outreach programmes to attract students into the academy to alumni support once they leave, the academy is doing amazing things to help young people towards a better future. “
The Hymans Robertson Foundation recently approved 3-year funding for a neurodiversity project with the London Screen Academy, and the trustees plan to visit again in the spring to catch up with Nancy and her team, and to meet students who are supported by the funding.