Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awarded Over £16m 2015-16

Grant Sources

Grants are available from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, one of the largest donors in the UK and funds projects based in India.  The foundation states –

“Our mission is to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives.  We have a particular interest in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts.”

In financial year 2015-16 the Paul Hamlyn Foundation generously awarded over £16m and in the UK there are 6 main strategic priorities:-

  • Nurturing ideas and people – 1 fund is currently available – Ideas and Pioneers Fund
  • Arts access and participation – 3 funds available through the Access and Participation Fund – Explore and Test, More and Better & Ideas and Pioneers Fund
  • Education & learning through the arts – 3 funds available through the Arts Based Learning Fund – Explore and Test, More and Better & Ideas and Pioneers Fund
  • Arts evidence – no funding currently available
  • Investing in young people – 1 fund is currently available through the Youth Fund – Ideas and Pioneers Fund
  • Migration and integration – 3 funds are currently available – Explore and Test, More and Better & Ideas and Pioneers Fund

Examples of recent grant awards

Arnolfini (£60,000 over 18 months) awarded through the Access and Participation Fund, Explore and Test: Towards Relevance and Creative Citizenship

Community Music Wales (£18,000 over 48 months) awarded through the Access and Participation Fund, More and Better: Professional development support for community music practitioners

Horniman Museum & Gardens (60,000 over 23 months) awarded through the Access and Participation Fund, Explore and Test: Studio Space

Partnership for Young London (£60,000 over 24 months) – Youth Fund, More and Better: Vision for Young Londoners: a cross-sector regional youth policy

Youth at Risk Ltd (£60,000 over 24 months) awarded through the Youth Fund, More and Better: Youth at Risk aims to re-focus on core programmes delivering transformational change for young people, communities and organisations and ensure sustainability and growth of impact

Success rates for this foundation are small because of the high volume of applications received, so make sure that you research and plan your proposal well.  Due to the high number of applications received and the healthy grant budget the Paul Hamlyn Foundation also has rigorous application processes, and in some cases submitting a video is required.  Brace yourselves if you plan to apply.

The website is rather complex to manoeuvre around.  Although any Foundation that distributed over £16m during financial year 2015-16 can be forgiven for this misdemeanour. Here is the link.

 

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