Evening Standard / by Amelie Snyers

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.”