Paul Hamlyn Arts Based Learning Fund

Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Arts-based Learning Fund

Purpose: To encourage the development, use and sustainability of effective arts-based activities in education, through arts organisations working with schools, further education colleges and teachers. This fund will support arts organisations working with schools to improve the evidence base for their work, so that they can do more to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people.

Who can apply: charities, community organisations, social enterprises and not-for-profit companies active in the arts that are working with schools, further education colleges and teachers to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people.

Funding: Two types of grant to support work at different stages of development:  

‘Explore and test’ grants offer funding of up to £60,000 for up to two years to help test or evaluate new approaches

‘More and better’ grants up to £400,000 for activities and programmes which are already established and where there is some initial evidence to show why the work is promising and has an impact.

The Foundation wants to fund projects for up to four years to enable organisations to build this evidence and use it to extend and improve their work.

Deadline: APPLICATIONS TO THIS FUND ARE NO LONGER SUBJECT TO DEADLINES AND ARE NOW ACCEPTED ON A ROLLING BASIS.

Further information here.