For the past 132 years the Conservatoire has fostered quality art and music in this community. That mission has run like a thread through generations of local residents, connecting and enriching hundreds of thousands of people.

Now, the Conservatoire is under threat. If we can’t raise £175,000 by the end of February, we face closure in August. A £75,000 Challenge Donor Fund has been generously pledged by a group of local donors. To claim it, we must match those funds through donations from supporters like you.

Art and music matter. Please help to keep them at the centre of our community by donating, attending one of our benefits or participating in one of our pop-up fundraisers. Together we will not only save the Conservatoire from closing, but will transform and reinvigorate it for a 21st Century community.

Updates 6

As of this week, we have raised over £200,000! Thanks to your efforts, we are now out of immediate danger of foreclosure. We are still refinancing with a new bank, but so far everything is going to plan - we'll keep you posted. Thank you, Blackheath. You are truly amazing.

28/02/13 04:32

Hello all you lovely people! It looks like we are going to have some very exciting news to tell you either Wed or Thursday...stay tuned!!! cheers, sydney

25/02/13 07:26

We had the most incredible week of benefit events. If you haven't come to one yet, don't miss out. There are only 3 more - Motown Night, Fairytale Family Sunday and Professors at play. Visit to book. We're getting there! But only 17 days left!

11/02/13 10:19

Oh Blackheath, you are amazing! We are so blown away by your good will, generosity and the incredible stories we are hearing about what the Conservatoire means to you. Keep it all coming, please! cheers, sydney

28/01/13 02:13

What a great first week of our 'Save the Con' campaign! We still have a long way to go, but thank you Blackheath for such an amazing start! Keep up the good work! Please come to our first benefit concert this Thursday. More info here: cheers, Sydney

21/01/13 05:41

Raising money for

The Conservatoire

The Conservatoire

Charity Registration No. 1072627

The Conservatoire was built in 1896 to put art and music at the heart of the community. We offer classes in music, art and drama as well as concerts, exhibitions and events. We are a social enterprise and also house a nursery, a cafe and run outreach projects for thousands of local children a year.

Raising money for

Run by The Conservatoire

Charity Registration No. 1072627

Donations 223

Donation by Anonymous on 28/03/13


+ £50.00 Gift Aid

Wishing you all continuing success with the fundraising campaign.

Donation by Ted and Angela Aston on 21/03/13

In thanks for getting me started on the cello all those years ago.

Donation by Richard Morris on 06/03/13

With my very best wishes to you all - good luck with the campaign

Donation by Sue Corlett on 05/03/13

Donation by Anonymous on 05/03/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done to all those who've been behind the campaign.

Donation by John H on 03/03/13

Donation by Tim and Jay Newling on 03/03/13

WEll done for raising the money. We all hope for a bright future

Donation by Helen Tilley on 02/03/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by John Lowry on 02/03/13


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Mary Spence on 28/02/13

Donation by Philip Smith on 28/02/13

Donation by Anna Standley on 28/02/13

Lots of luck with your campaign - such a worthy cause and valuable service for the community

Donation by Amanda Forrester on 28/02/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Some help to support one of the things that makes Blackheath a good place to live.

Donation by The Sutton Family on 28/02/13

Good luck; i hope you meet your target.

Donation by Steve Crew on 27/02/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Dear Con, please be there when we get our toddler to your classes in September.

Donation by Mikhail Sedykh on 27/02/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Money raised from cooking hot dinners for hungry artists!

Donation by Christine Percy on 27/02/13


+ £16.25 Gift Aid

This donation in from my daughter's class at The Pointer School. Hope you manage to reach your target.

Donation by Jackie Rice on 27/02/13


I can't see Blackheath without the Conservatoire. It and the people inside it have done so much for me, I can't see it close.

Donation by Jonathan Cooper on 26/02/13


+ £125.00 Gift Aid

We all need music, especially in hard times, it keeps us sane.

Donation by Rachel Jones on 26/02/13


+ £125.00 Gift Aid

All the very best for the future to all at the conservatoire.

Donation by dan maggs on 26/02/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 26/02/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Svitlana Berehulyak on 25/02/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

The Con can't close, it is such a valuable resource for all ages in the neighbourhood, with excellent courses and outstanding teachers.

Donation by Samantha and David Tordesillas on 25/02/13

Donation by Anonymous on 25/02/13

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£28,521.63
  • Offline donations£199,000.04
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£227,521.67
  • Gift Aid£6,724.16

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