Ideas and Pioneers Fund

Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Ideas and Pioneers Fund supports people who have an idea with unusual promise to improve the life chances and opportunities of individuals and communities in the UK. Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) is looking for ideas which relate closely to their own charitable mission – they aim to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. Find out more about PHF’s mission and values here.

PHF want to work with people whose ideas are in the early stages of development. You will be committed to making your idea happen, and will have done some initial work to develop it, but it will still be at an early stage. PHF is ready to be the first funder to support an idea, and welcome applications from people who have not received grant funding before.

PHF can provide funding totaling up to £30,000 over up to 18 months to help you get started, and introduce you to a group of peers for mutual support. PHF will consider funding work to enable you to develop the idea from concept to set-up, including problem definition and analysis, scoping, exploratory work, and prototyping.

PHF understands that ideas are driven by the passion of the people who hold them, so this fund is open to individuals, teams working independently and small organisations. PHF is particularly interested in receiving applications from people who haven’t applied to PHF before.

PHF expects to receive a large number of proposals for the Ideas and Pioneers Fund, and will award around 30 grants per year. There will be several funding rounds throughout 2015 and 2016.

For more information click here.