Support our work

If you are passionate about South Asian dance and wish to see it thrive in the UK – and make a difference to people’s lives, please consider donating to Akademi.

Akademi is a registered charity. We receive funding from a range of public and private sources. In tough economic times, every penny makes a difference.

We work tirelessly to develop the understanding and appreciation of South Asian dance in the UK. We enrich the lives of older adults, young people, and disadvantaged communities through dance, movement and music workshops.

You can help us make a difference by making a one-off donation or setting up a monthly payment. Here’s how your generous gift, large or small, could help:

  • £10 could pay for an older adult and a young person to attend a dance class.
  • £100 could help us provide an inspiring workshop for young people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to experience the beauty and thrill of South Asian dance.
  • £1,000 could help us improve the quality of life for older people with dementia and their carers – providing a series of dance and movement sessions in a care home.
  • £10,000 could help us transform the career of a talented young dancer by providing a comprehensive support package including facilities and mentoring.

These options are indicative – donations will support the general charitable work of Akademi. If you would like to donate for a particular purpose, please contact

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