Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund – open for applications all year

Primary interest
Voluntary sector

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation Youth Fund supports organisations whose main purpose is helping young people (aged 14 to 25) in the most precarious positions, where making the transition to adult independence is most challenging. The Fund supports organisations which work with young people experiencing disadvantage in a way that recognises and builds on their strengths and potential – they refer to this as an asset-based approach. Such approaches can include ‘strengths-based’, ‘advantaged thinking’, or ‘asset-based community development’ practices. 

Organisations may be planning to grow their impact by:
  • Replicating a programme or service
  • Widening the reach of an idea or innovation
  • Spreading a technology or skill
  • Advancing policy or enhancing its implementation
  • Influencing attitudes

The Fund will provide core funding to organisations within the youth sector and outside. This is a direct response to what we heard in our strategy consultation – that, in order to achieve greatest positive impact in the lives of young people, organisations need to achieve a balance of stability, continuity and flexibility.

Applications can be made by not-for-profit organisations:
  • Working at either local, regional or national levels, or at more than one level.
  • Providing direct services and/or second-tier support.
  • Whose main purpose is  supporting young people (aged 14 to 25).
Is there a deadline?

No, applications are accepted all year round

How much funding can you apply for?

Between £30,000 and £60,000 over two years.

More information is available here.