This fund supports organisations whose main purpose is about helping young people (aged 14-25) in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging.
To be eligible, organisations must have an income of between £25,000 and £5 million. Core funding is given to organisations that:
- Seek to sustain, prepare to grow, or grow impact with and for young people.
- Put young people at the centre in terms of power, voice and agency – as part of an asset-based approach, starting with recognising and building on young people’s strengths and potential.
- Aim to achieve wide impact for young people (for example, going beyond direct delivery and focusing on systemic or structural change).
- Are committed to continuous improvement in asset-based approaches to working with and for young people.
- Support young people who are facing complex transitions, challenges and barriers to accessing support and opportunities. Particularly young people who are socially excluded or marginalised; whose experiences can be hidden or less well known; and whose voices are often erased or ignored.
Approximately 25 awards are made per year with grants of up to £90,000 over 3 years.
This is a rolling programme with a three step application process and the Foundation aims to offer decisions within four months of submission.
For full details, visit the Paul Hamlyn Foundation website.