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@phf_uk: Today @CYPMentalHealth calls on government to address growing inequalities in young people’s mental health arising… https://t.co/bBGcp020em 3 days ago
@phf_uk: We welcome @Bristol_Beacon to the cultural sector, inspiring the city and its communities with the power of music… https://t.co/dSfp0ZMuTb 3 days ago
@phf_uk: We’re part of a group of funders working together to strengthen infrastructure across the youth sector. We’ve aske… https://t.co/xU9LpOi7Z9 4 days ago
@phf_uk: #ShanaTova Wishing everyone celebrating #RoshHashanah this weekend a healthy and #HappyNewYear https://t.co/QocZ6ZeYDg 6 days ago
@phf_uk: Launching today the first #BrentBiennial presents over 20 brand new artworks inspired by the communities, cultures… https://t.co/1mkRJRs14A 6 days ago
@phf_uk: #7InclusivePrinciples is a new guide for the arts & entertainment sectors to support disability inclusion from… https://t.co/y4jjzU8uex 2 weeks ago

COVID-19 response

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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.

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How to apply for funding

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Work we've funded

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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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