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How your gift helps

No matter how you choose to give, your support of City Lit will make a difference

Emily BedfordEmily Bedford

Emily Bedford

"The best thing about City Lit is the ethos of total inclusivity with an infectious passion for learning, combined with an extremely high standard of teaching, in particularly for jewellery." 

Angela TullochAngela Tulloch

Angela Tulloch

A City Lit bursary made it possible for Angela Tulloch to pursue her passion in art. She says 'City Lit has been a a life saver, it is a powerful positive transformation place for me. This opportunity has allowed my soul to sing because I am actually doing what makes me free and happy'.

Frank HarrisFrank Harris

Frank Harris

Frank Harris transformed his life through his learning at City Lit. After years of addiction and intermittent homelessness he came to City Lit as part of the ‘Move Project’ helping learners with a history of homelessness gain stability and skills for employment. Watch Frank's video >

Mary HurworthMary Hurworth

Mary Hurworth

Mary Hurworth, an art student at City Lit for over 25 years, left a gift in her will to gve others the same opportunity to follow new pathways in art, as she had. Her gift has supported the new Digital and Design Lab on the fourth floor.

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Our promise to you

We understand your gift means you trust us to spend your money wisely and we are committed to ensuring that our fundraising is open, honest and respectful. Read our promise to supporters.

Malorie BlackmanMalorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman Scholarships

City Lit’s Malorie Blackman Scholarships for Unheard Voices provide three annual awards worth up to £1000 each, to fund one year’s study within the Creative Writing department at City Lit. The three scholarships for 2020 are announced in April 2020!