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Muscle Owl: Initial funding for an inclusive disabled community 20 Oct 2016

Peter Duffy founded Muscle Owl, an online media and campaigns channel dedicated to changing attitudes towards disability, in 2014. He has a unique insight into this issue: his brother, Andrew, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and he has worked for Muscular Dystrophy UK, which has given him experience and contacts in the sector. Although Muscle Owl has already produced over 50 podcast episodes, it has never received any funding. Peter and his co-editor Michaela would like to develop and raise awareness of the organisation, allowing it to reach more people and offer more diverse and informative material.

Amount: £10,200
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Muscle Owl

Our Ocean 20 Oct 2016

Gareth Hart is the co-founder of Iridescent Ideas and has over twenty years’ experience of working with the social enterprise, voluntary, public and private sectors. He is committed to social enterprise: he led the bid that saw Plymouth become the UK's first 'Social Enterprise City', writes regularly on the topic, and chairs the local social enterprise network. With PHF funding his company will complete a feasibility study to understand the potential of community-owned tidal renewable energy generation in and around Plymouth, and consider how the profits could be invested in charitable projects to benefit local families.

Amount: £10,650
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Iridescent Ideas CIC

Fair Finances - developing new financial services for the underserved. 20 Oct 2016

Design strategists and designers Gill Wildman and Nick Durrant make up Plot, a social and commercial consultancy and associated Community Interest Company. They are partnering with Katie Shelley, a university student who is exploring how service design can work within financial inclusion for her thesis. Together, they would like to prototype and test four new financial services for under-served or excluded members of the community. These services include a kite-mark for poverty premium-free services, small business support for local people, a local neighbourhood fund and a data service that discounts without stigma.

Amount: £11,150
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Upstarter

Ignition - Salesforce Assemble! 20 Oct 2016

Nick O’Shea set up Ignition Brewery in 2016 aiming to improve employment opportunities and quality of life for people with learning disabilities. Ignition will develop and trial ‘Salesforce Assemble!’, a training programme for their members with learning disabilities to provide them with the skills and confidence to become effective sales people for the brewery. In doing so, they hope to demonstrate that a sustainable organisation can be created by identifying, utilising and rewarding the talents of their team and to contribute to reducing the 93% unemployment rate among people with learning disabilities.

Amount: £11,150
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Ignition Brewery Ltd

Radically inclusive support for low or no income entrepreneurs 20 Oct 2016

Robert Allen has worked in business development for over 10 years. He has extensive commercial and non-profit sector experience, having been Director of South Cheshire Chamber of Commerce and Director of Partnerships at a Crewe Housing Association. Robert believes that established business accelerator and incubator models (both public and private) focus solely on a small elite number of start-ups, early-stage, growth-driven companies, excluding would be entrepreneurs from less well-off social and economic backgrounds who have no or low incomes. He wants to design and deliver a radically inclusive start-up accelerator / incubator for people with no or low income and create a social movement that builds sustainable businesses, one that embraces alternative finance models, delivering social and economic change and ultimately bringing inclusivity to start-up ecosystems across the UK and beyond.

Amount: £12,200
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Robert Allen

Speak Street Language Cafe 20 Oct 2016

Joanna Bevan founded Speak Street pop up language cafe as a positive, community response to migration. Speak Street offers a fun and social way of language learning by bringing migrants together with their English speaking neighbours. Speak Street improves community cohesion at the same time as improving people's skills and confidence. With this grant, Joanna wants to establish a permanent community hub for Speak Street.

Amount: £13,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Speak Street

Power at the Periphery 20 Oct 2016

Rachael Gibbons is a young person from Manchester who is a Reclaim Young Leader and alumni member. Rachel’s idea, Power at the Periphery, is a leadership development programme for working class young pioneers, aiming to develop ethical, authentic, self-assured leaders. The programme will enable participants to develop and maintain effective social change leadership, through an intense programme of personal development and a 'disruptive leader toolkit'. Rachael will co-design the programme with young people, then deliver a challenging six month course in partnership with RECLAIM staff and The Oasis School of Human Relations, followed by a three-month evaluation of the programme.

Amount: £15,146
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Rachael Gibbons (through Reclaim)

Building a London-wide network of Little Villages to support families 20 Oct 2016

Mum of three Sophia Parker believes that it takes a village to raise a child and set up Little Village in early 2016 to support to local families in need. It uses a model similar to a foodbank, providing clothes, toys and equipment for children aged 0-5. Sophia is an experienced social policy professional, and completed a Clore Fellowship in 2015. She would like to use her professional skills to evolve the Little Village offer, developing the model, expanding into other areas and growing its network of volunteers to create small, warm communities of families supporting each other.

Amount: £15,650
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Little Village

Support relocated refugee children 21 Oct 2016

To support DBS checked volunteers to accompany refugee children through the transfer and relocation process.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Citizens UK Charity
Region: London
District: Tower Hamlets London Boro

Local actions to promote social cohesion 24 Oct 2016

The British Academy will produce a collection of essays exploring different elements of social integration. The collection would bring academic viewpoints and research on social integration together with examples of practical interventions and activities that have been shown to make significant positive impact. The British Academy will be working with a range of stakeholders to look for solutions that can be implemented at a local level by local councils, businesses or voluntary sector organisations to promote integration.

Amount: £20,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: The British Academy
Region: London
District: City of Westminster London Boro

Tackling Poverty through Culture 24 Oct 2016

To change the delivery of exhibitions to break down barriers experienced by those facing disadvantage.

Amount: £199,775
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: National Museum Wales
Region: Wales
District: Caerdydd - Cardiff

East London Reception Centre 31 Oct 2016

To provide emergency accommodation for refugee children arriving from the Calais refugee camp.

Amount: £2,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: The Salvation Army
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Refugee Youth - part-time co-ordinator 31 Oct 2016

To support the role of a part-time coordinator to enable a range of strategic, fundraising, human resources and communications activities.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Refugee Youth
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

Understand current provision in West Midlands and make informed decisions. 07 Nov 2016

To fund work that will research the gaps and opportunities relating to migration and integration infrastructure in the West Midlands.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: The Refugee and Migrant Centre

Bristol Convening - Young People Subject to Immigration Control 07 Nov 2016

BRR will convene sessions in Bristol to explore thinking and discussion around the issues facing young people who are subject to immigration control with the aim of progressing thinking on this issue at the city level.

Amount: £5,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Bristol Refugee Rights
Region: South West
District: City of Bristol

Supporting a small cohort of PHF grantees 07 Nov 2016

Supporting a small cohort of PHF grantees to develop thinking on organising and service provision.

Amount: £12,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: The Social Change Agency
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

UK urban approaches to migration 07 Nov 2016

To undertake an enquiry into current and potential future approaches to migration across areas covered by Core Cities UK, through roundtables, interviews and analysing available data.

Amount: £15,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Core Cities UK
Region: North West
District: Manchester District

Strengthening the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition 07 Nov 2016

This grant focuses on the Children and Young People's Mental Health Coalition, which is a leading campaigning and policy body connecting over 100 organisations. It supports the existing Coalition Coordinator and Policy Lead to increase the Coalition's influence in shaping children and young people's mental health support nationally and locally.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Mental Health Foundation
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Atgyfnerthu Sylfaen i'r Dyfodol - Strengthening Sylfaen for the Future 07 Nov 2016

Sylfaen Cymunedol Cyf is a bilingual community development organisation specialising in the Sustainable Livelihoods approach to supporting young people in North West Wales. Funding supports work with young people in Bangor and Caernarfon, to replicate the programme and raise awareness of the approach locally and nationally. Sylfaen will improve evidence of its impact and build income generation to support sustainability.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Sylfaen Cymunedol Cyf
Region: Wales
District: Gwynedd - Gwynedd

Brexit: Threats and Opportunities for UK Migration Policy 17 Oct 2016

CGD will explore bold, new migration and integration policy options for the UK government in light of the UK’s decision to leave the EU, in consultation with expert stakeholders. These will be presented to government officials and others in positions of influence to inform progressive change in migration and integration policy.