We are an independent funder working to help people realise their potential and lead more fulfilling, creative and enjoyable lives.
Mission and values
Our founder, Paul Hamlyn (1926–2001), believed in a fair society in which people could achieve their potential, free from prejudice and disadvantage. He wanted people to access, enjoy and benefit from the arts, and he wanted to improve opportunities and life chances for young people. He was also a risk-taker, who built his success on developing new approaches to overcoming challenges.
Reflecting these values, our strategic priorities show the areas where we want to help organisations and individuals effect change. Select an area to see how we can support you.
Our strategic priorities
Our work in India
We support NGOs in India working in development sectors including health, education, women's and children's rights, political representation and local governance.Find out more