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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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