Rising Tide is a key member of the borough’s (Hackney) arts ecology…we have funded the organisation to programme master classes, workshops and live showcases and highly value the work they undertake and the impact they have in the community.

Victor Redwood-Sawyerr, Arts Council England, London

I have been interested in the work of Rising Tide for several years now and have seen fairly closely how your organisation has helped one particular young man to prepare himself for the adult world… I don’t doubt that the youngsters you work with are more likely to turn out to be happy and useful citizens than if they hadn’t found their way to Rising Tide.

Councillor Geoff Taylor, Victoria Ward, Hackney

As an industry professional I have witnessed the incredible work the charity has done, bringing together high-caliber industry folk with young people who have a passion, via quality projects, workshops and mentoring. I have no doubt that the presence of Rising Tide in the lives of young people has really made a difference to the way they look at the music industry, employment in general and future careers.

Dean Ricketts, The Watch-Men Agency

I have developed a working relationship with Rising Tide and acknowledge the great work they do with young people in the areas of education. I support their work and have witnessed the value they put on developing young people to become professional minded young artist, performers and business people.

Dumi Oburota, Manager of Tinie Tempah & Jessie J, Disturbing London

Rising Tide has well-established links with local authority, particular Young Hackney….The charity has a wealth of expertise that is valued by young people from across the borough. They are effective at supporting young people in having a voice in decision making and developing their talents as artists. The outcomes achieved by young people clearly supports their transition to further education, employment or training.

Pauline Adams, Head of Service, Young Hackney