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@phf_uk: RT @GovernCulture: Next up in our series of Governance Now pre-conference speaker interviews... ➡️ We catch up with @moirasinclair1 (CEO… 18 hours ago
@phf_uk: Arts, creativity and cultural education take centre stage in the current Impact magazine from @CharteredColl, featu… 3 days ago
@phf_uk: Are you interested in developing more arts-based approaches in your school? The Teacher Development Fund offers gra… 3 days ago
@phf_uk: New on our blog: how we're supporting young people to challenge social injustice, through Act for Change Fund.… 6 days ago
@phf_uk: Would you like to support our work in migration and integration, as well as the Ideas and Pioneers Fund? We’re look… 7 days ago
@phf_uk: If you’re interested in developing arts-based approaches like these in your school, the Teacher Development Fund of… 1 week ago

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

How to apply for funding

Information to help guide you to the fund(s) that best match your aims.

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Work we've funded

Find out who we have supported in your region and area of interest with our searchable grants database

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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.

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