The Helen Hamlyn Trust

About the Trust

The Helen Hamlyn Trust is an independent grant-making Trust. The trust initiates medium and long-term major projects linked to the shared interests of Lady Hamlyn and her late husband Lord Hamlyn. Its core ethos is to develop innovative projects, which aim to effect lasting change, improve quality of life and create opportunity for the benefit of the public.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation has made a number of grants to support the Trust’s work. The Trust’s activities fall within the mission and broad objectives of the Foundation.

The Trust’s grant-making is in the fields of medicine, arts and culture, education and welfare, healthy ageing, international humanitarian affairs and heritage and conservation in India. Small grants are made to local and regional charities up to £10,000. The Trust develops lasting relationships with leading organisations and individuals to enable new areas of work by creating connections between organisations, and introducing new ideas.

Initiatives of the Trust

Since it was founded in 2001, among others, the Trust has initiated major projects with the following organisations:

  • Imperial College, London – The Hamlyn Centre & The Paul Hamlyn Chair of Surgery
  • London Symphony Orchestra – LSO/​Panufnik Composition Scheme
  • Royal Opera House – The Paul Hamlyn Christmas Family Treat
  • Garsington Opera – Primary Opera Company
  • A partnership with the Municipality of Setubal, Portugal – Setubal Music Festival and the International Symposium on Music, Health & Wellbeing
  • The University of Oxford, Bodleian Libraries – The Helen Hamlyn Trust Treasuryand anew Education Officer post
  • Royal College of Art – The Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design at the RCA, (now enshrined within the RCA’s constitution in perpetuity) and The Helen Hamlyn Chair of Design.
  • Institute of Education at UCL Helen Hamlyn Centre for Pedagogy
  • The Design Museum – New Old exhibition
  • The British Library – Touring Exhibitions Officer
  • Fordham University – Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow (HHSF) and Helen Hamlyn Education Fellow (HHEF) at the Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA)
  • INTACH – Filmit India Schools Programme and the Restoration and ongoing Reuse of Reis Magos Fort, Goa
  • Mehrangarh Museum Trust – Conservation and Cultural Development of Nagaur Fort, Rajasthan

Get in touch

For further information, please contact:

The Helen Hamlyn Trust
129 Old Church Street

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