Paul Hamlyn Foundation was established by Paul Hamlyn in 1987. Upon his death in 2001, he left most of his estate to the Foundation, creating one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK.
Our mission is to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives.
We have a particular interest in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts.
Applying for funding
Applications can only be submitted via the online application process. We strongly recommend that you use Internet Explorer when completing the form. We do not accept any applications that have been sent in by mail.
To submit your application, please follow the steps below.
Step 1. Finding the right fund
Look through and check the various funds and grants available, to find the best fit for your work.
Once you have found the appropriate fund, follow the ‚ÄòApply‚Äô link.
Step 2. PHF online grant application
You will be asked to set up a new account or sign in to an existing account.
If you are setting up a new account, you will receive a welcome email, confirming your account details and providing your personalised link. We suggest that you retain a copy of this email for your records.
Step 3. Eligibility quiz
Please answer all the questions honestly and submit your response.
If your responses indicate that your proposal will not meet our guidelines, you will not be able to proceed with your application.
If your responses indicate that your proposal will meet our guidelines, you will be taken to your PHF online grant application.
Step 4. Completing your application
Please provide all relevant information in your application.
To prevent formatting problems, avoid using bullet points and always copy and paste text into Notepad (Windows) or TextEdit (Mac) before adding to the application form.
You can save your incomplete application and return to it, simply by clicking Save & Finish Later. You will then receive an email confirming that your application has been saved, that includes your tracking number and a copy of your current application for your records.
To return to your incomplete application, you can follow your personalised link that was provided in your welcome email. Otherwise, you can return to the fund type on the Paul Hamlyn Foundation site, and follow the Return To Existing Application link.
For your convenience, you can access PDF versions of the application form on the PDFs page. Please note that this is for guidance only, and you must submit your application via the online application process.
Step 5. Submitting your application
Once you have completed your application, please click Review & Submit. If you are satisfied with the contents of the application, click Submit to forward your application for consideration.
You will receive email confirmation that your application has been received by Paul Hamlyn Foundation.
If you need to return to your application at any time, please log into your online grant profile. To see your submitted application, click the Show dropdown box and choose Submitted Applications.