Our purpose

The Friends of LARA Charity believes that gifted artists shouldn’t be excluded from receiving the best possible education because of individual personal circumstances and/or a financially disadvantaged background.

Our principles are rooted in equal opportunities for all students with the ability and potential to make an exceptional contribution to the Arts.

The objective of the Friends of LARA Charity is to advance, for the benefit of the public, the education of students at LARA by providing scholarships, bursaries, facilities or equipment. It also pursues other ancillary educational and associated activities for the benefit of the Community, and promotes and fulfils other charitable objectives beneficial to the Community as the Trustees may decide from time to time.

In addition, the Charity works to create opportunities for artists in order to promote and showcase their talents, while simultaneously advancing their professional development.

Overall, the work of the Charity sets out to ensure that any gifted student can apply to study at LARA and be supported as they fulfil their creative talent.

Support us

Friends of LARA Charity is a non-profit independent organisation (registered charity in England and Wales no.1163360). Our work and success, depends on the generous donations of individuals, businesses, trusts and foundations. We aim to provide support to students who would otherwise be unable to access an atelier training and in doing so, to maintain the traditional method of training painters.

If you share our belief that no student should be deterred from applying to, or prevented from studying at LARA for financial reasons, please give today.

Thank you to all our supporters.

Gift Aid

Make the most of your gift Every £5 you donate could be worth £6.25. To make this possible, we ask all UK taxpayers to make a Gift Aid Declaration.* I confirm I have paid or will pay an amount of Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax for the current tax year (6 April to 5 April) that is at least equal to the amount of tax that all the charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs) that I donate to will reclaim on my gifts for the current tax year. I understand that other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify. I understand the charity will reclaim 25p of tax on every £1 that I have given. I will notify the charity if I want to cancel this declaration or change my name or home address or no longer pay sufficient tax on my income and/or capital gains.

*If you pay income tax at the higher or additional rate and wish to receive the additional tax relief due to you, please note that you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.

How to leave a gift in your will

Leaving a gift in your will to the Friends of LARA Trust is straightforward and tax efficient. As a registered charity, a bequest to the Friends of LARA Trust is free of Inheritance Tax so your gift can reduce the amount of your estate liable for tax.

If you are a beneficiary of a bequest you can transfer all or part of the bequest to the Trust under a Deed of Variation. Not only will LARA benefit from your gift during your lifetime but the gift itself will be transferred free of Inheritance Tax. There are different types of bequests which can make a real difference to the future of the School: please click the button below to find out about the options.

Leaving gifts to charity in your will

Support Us

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Make a BACS transfer to the Friends of The London Atelier of Representational Art

Barclays Bank
Sort Code: 20-67-49
Account Number: 93898806

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Friends of The London Atelier of Representational Art

371 Clapham Road
London, SW9 9BT

Please include any specific instructions and requests as to how you would like your donation to be spent.