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@phf_uk: The next round of our Teacher Development Fund opens in September, helping teachers to deliver effective arts-based… 4 days ago
@phf_uk: In case you missed it, this new report from @Global_Future sets out the case for a Migrant Dividend Fund, to suppor… 4 days ago
@phf_uk: It’s great to hear that the Teacher Development Fund is having such a strong impact in the classroom. The next roun… 1 week ago
@phf_uk: Today The Catalyst launches. This new network will support charitable and voluntary organisations seeking to use di… 1 week ago
@phf_uk: RT @AzuKo_Org: At @MayorofLondon office today to share our work with collaborators @lbbdcouncil - how should councils learn and include #ci 2 weeks ago
@phf_uk: Many congratulations to @StFagans_Museum for being awarded #MuseumOfTheYear 2019! 2 weeks 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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