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Story Nation 27 Feb 2017

Ministry of Stories is a creative writing and mentoring centre for children and young people based in east London. This support will underpin the role and work of the Ministry's National Producer to extend its methodology nationally. Building from the success of its work in east London, the National Producer will create new partnerships and sustainable ways of supporting and developing writing by more children and young people across the country.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Ministry of Stories
Region: London
District: Hackney London Boro

Developing a Critical Youth Research Hub to influence research, practice and policy. 27 Feb 2017

YouthAction NI will develop and pilot a ‘Critical Youth Research Hub’ which will provide a space for youth workers, researchers and activists to present and exchange research and recommend policy and practice solutions. Young people will be trained as ‘peer researchers’ and will co-design the Hub’s strategy and outcomes framework. It hopes to strengthen youth sector collaboration across the region, improve outcomes for young people, and increase youth participation and engagement.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: YouthAction Northern Ireland
Region: Northern Ireland
District:

Oxfordshire Youth Strengthening Leadership and Voice 27 Feb 2017

Oxfordshire Youth (OY) is a charity providing infrastructure support to youth clubs as well as working directly with young people across Oxfordshire. A grant will contribute to the existing Training Manager’s salary and towards a new part-time Training and Participation Coordinator. This will facilitate the roll out of an income generating strand of OY’s Young Leaders programme enabling it to subsidise its targeted work with the long-term aim of becoming self-sustaining by 2020.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Oxfordshire Youth
Region: South Central
District: Oxford District

Contribution to growth plans 27 Feb 2017

The Mix is the UK’s leading digital charity providing holistic multi-channel support for young people’s well-being using digital and mobile channels. As experts in digital engagement and provision for young people, they aim to be the ‘go to’ platform for all young people, reaching 3 million by 2018/19. This funding will support their growth plans.

Amount: £80,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: YouthNet TA The Mix
Region: London
District: City of Westminster London Boro

Contribution to organisational development 27 Feb 2017

With a vision of a society in which working class young people are positively seen, authentically heard and can lead meaningful social change, RECLAIM supports non-traditional and disruptive leaders from pressurized communities. The methodology of the programme ensures young people develop confidence and are self-reflective and critical thinkers. Funding will support strategic planning and operational development to support growth ambitions.

Amount: £80,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: RECLAIM

A National Conversation on Immigration 27 Feb 2017

A National Conversation delivered by British Future in partnership with HOPE not Hate and the parliamentary Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC). Drawing on their previous experience in the UK, and deploying public engagement methodologies, British Future and HOPE not Hate want to involve the public in the debate on immigration, through a National Conversation on Immigration. The project has been invited to work alongside the parliamentary HASC, who are undertaking an 18 month-long inquiry on the future direction of immigration policy. This inquiry has invited written evidence and MPs will also visit 12 locations in all regions and nations of the UK to hear evidence from local stakeholders. Feeding into the HASC inquiry, British Future and HOPE Not Hate will ensure that a cross-section of the public are engaged in the HASC inquiry and contribute to emerging policy recommendations. This will comprise an open online survey, nationally representative polling, 60 citizens’ panels and 60 stakeholder meetings in different parts of the UK. This work will include a specific focus on engaging young people, both in the citizens’ panels and the polling.

Amount: £96,500
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: British Future
Region: London
District: City of Westminster London Boro

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.

Relaxed Workshops and Performances 17 Oct 2016

The project is seeking to explore and test the impact of a ‘relaxed’ approach to delivering music workshops and concerts for people with autism and learning disabilities and their families. It will deliver a series of Ulster Orchestra inspirational workshops and concerts which are specifically designed to maximise access and participation by people with autism and learning disabilities.

Amount: £52,360
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Ulster Orchestra Society Ltd
Region: Northern Ireland
District:

Integration through place-based arts 17 Oct 2016

Counterpoints Arts supports and produces arts by and about refugees and migrants, and aims to ensure that their contributions are recognised and welcomed in the UK. Counterpoints Arts aims to explore, test and evaluate new place-based, arts-led approaches to bringing people together and fostering integration in areas experiencing high levels of inward migration (Blackburn, Halifax, Wakefield, Nottingham and Newcastle.

Amount: £59,500
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Counterpoints Arts
Region: London
District: Hackney London Boro

Raising the Barre 17 Oct 2016

DanceEast wants to explore whether it can maintain quality (via specialist dance artist input) in blended learning models (those that combine digital and face-to-face delivery) for primary schools. It wants to test which elements are practical and their impact on children’s progression in dance, teachers’ confidence and dance’s place within the curriculum. DanceEast will work with the Northgate Pyramid – a consortium of 7 primaries that feeds Northgate High School in Ipswich.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: DanceEast
Region: East of England
District: Ipswich District

In the Changes 17 Oct 2016

Vortex Jazz Foundation will explore how it can utilise its social, physical and artistic capital more effectively and best support disadvantaged local communities to access its artistic activities. The work will focus on three key questions: which communities and partners they can most effectively support, which methodologies can best engage these audiences and how the resources of the Vortex’s artistic community can be most effectively used to deliver the programme.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Vortex Jazz Foundation
Region: London
District: Hackney London Boro

Refaming crime and justice: strengthening dissemination and impact 18 Oct 2016

To support the continuing dissemination of the findings of the reframing crime and justice programme which PHF has previously funded.

Amount: £9,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Transform Justice
Region: London
District: Camden London Boro

Girls Hub 20 Oct 2016

Nikki Giant has worked in youth development for over a decade and is the Founder of Full Circle Education CIC. She is a qualified counsellor, a consultant specialising in issues relating to education and youth well-being and the author of three books for educators. Her idea, Girls Hub, is an innovative approach to tackling poverty and inequality by creating a centre of excellence for girls and young women in Wales. This initiative is the first of its kind, providing a safe, girls-only environment to nurture and support young women, with evidenced-based educational programmes to support the attainment, aspirations and well-being of girls, combined with advocacy, research, and training to act as a strategic voice for girls.

Amount: £9,190
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Nikki Giant

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)