Evening Standard / by Amelie Snyers

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Social investment firms Big Issue Invest, The Arts Impact Fund and Triodos Bank will put £1.9 million into the project, which is being led by Village Underground, a venue in Shoreditch.

Auro Foxcroft, of Village Underground, said: “All three investors are passionate about the social impact of the Hackney Arts Centre and have been creative and bold in getting us this far.”