Paul Hamlyn Foundation publishes Review of UK Grant-Making

Published: 18 August 2017 
Two young women are in conversation with a group, wearing pale pink t-shirts that say POMOC
POMOC and Act Build Change residential. Photo credit: Francis Augusto

What are we beginning to learn about PHF’s six strategic priorities for work in the UK?

Today Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) shares learning about the six strategic priorities for work in the UK. The Review of UK Grant-Making summarises insights and reflections two years on from the launch of the current strategy in 2015 and presents an analysis of grants made to date.

This report is part of an ongoing programme of analysis and learning at PHF, for the Board of Trustees, advisers and staff. It was first developed for internal use but we have decided to share it more widely with others who may be interested in our emerging learning.

Over the coming year this review will continue to inform our thinking and planning about how to respond to changing needs in the fields in which we work, how best to support grantees and the wider sectors, and how to refine our grant-making processes. It is also informing our decisions about future objectives for research and evaluation.

Tom Wylie, Trustee and Chair of PHF’s Evidence and Learning Advisory Group, said:

The analysis and insights in this report will help PHF to understand how we can work more effectively with grantees and other partners to make a difference to people’s lives. I am pleased to chair the advisory group that we set up to help PHF and others develop good practice in the use of evidence and learning, so that together we can improve the ways in which we work.”

We have much more to learn as the work of grantees, partners and PHF continues to develop. As more data becomes available, we will continue to analyse and share our learning and next steps, and welcome people’s feedback and comments on this.”

Read the report here