Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Shared Ground
About this fund
The fund supports work that addresses racism and structural inequalities that result in different groups being adversely affected in the UK migration system. Long term objectives are:
- Influencing migration system reform
- Improving access to support services
- Strengthening civic participation
- Informing public understanding
Full guidelines and a theory of change are available on the fund website.
Type of funding: Grant Type of cost: Capital, Revenue Applicant success rate: 57%
Fund award sizes: Minimum: £30,000 Maximum: £400,000 Annually awarded: £5,544,156
Notes on award amounts: You can apply for between £30,000 and £400,000 for work lasting between 12 months and 4 years with an option to extend for a further period.
They rarely make grants at the upper end of this range, and most grants are in the £60,000 to £250,000 range.
Who can apply
Not-for-profit organisations, of any size, working anywhere in the UK.
When to apply
Applications can be made at any time. They aim to reach a final decision on applications within four months of receipt. Unsuccessful applicants are likely to hear back from us much sooner.
How to apply
Apply online via the Foundation website. There is a two stage process. The first is an initial enquiry followed by a full application.
In addition to PHF general exclusions, cannot accept applications for
- English language delivery or access to employment
- Work that is only focused on refugees unless it also seek to secure change in the wider immigration system
- Integrations people that seek to bring people from different communities together that are small scale or focused on a single geographic location
Looking for support with funding?
Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support.
Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.