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Paul Hamlyn Foundation Grants available for arts projects

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Access and Participation Fund

Grants are available for not-for-profit, formally constituted organisations to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. Applications will be considered for projects that challenge inequality of opportunity in access to and participation in the arts. There are two levels of funding:

  • Explore and Test grants of up to £60,000 (for up to two years) to help explore and test new approaches and ways of addressing new issues
  • More and Better grants of up to £600,000 (for up to four years) to increase the impact and effectiveness of work which has already shown promise or positive impact

Deadlines:

  • 15th September 2015 for Explore and Test grants.
  • 1st November 2015 for More and Better grants.

​See more at: http://www.phf.org.uk/funds/access-and-participation-fund/

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Arts-based Learning Fund

Grants are available for charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profit companies active in the arts and working in partnership with educational institutions. The aim is to encourage the development, use and sustainability of effective arts-based activities in education in order to have a positive effect on children’s lives and learning. The funder is particularly interested in supporting work that:

  • Achieves significant benefit for young people experiencing disadvantage
  • Benefits primary-age children
  • Taking place in areas of social and economic deprivation outside of London

There are two levels of funding:

  • Explore and Test grants of up to £60,000 (for up to two years) to help explore and test new approaches and ways of addressing new issues
  • More and Better grants of up to £400,000 (for up to four years) to help organisations, or the sector, to deliver more effective arts-based learning

Deadline:

  • 1st October 2015 (More and Better). 
  • 2nd November 2015 (Explore and Test).

See more at: http://www.phf.org.uk/funds/arts-based-learning-fund/