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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

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

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

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

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

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

Supporting young people to make change happen 07 Nov 2016

UpRising is a youth leadership charity opening pathways to power for talented young people from diverse and under-represented backgrounds. The grant was for increasing the central capacity in preparation for further growth in reach, rolling out of the ‘Find Your Power’ programme and social franchising of the model.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: UpRising
Region: London
District: Tower Hamlets London Boro

Welcoming Britain: positive approaches to building resilience to high migration 07 Nov 2016

IPPR will work with local authorities and other actors in three areas to co-produce strategies to shore up resilience. IPPR will carry out a community research programme aimed at gaining a deep understanding of the dynamics that drive local concerns about migration in these areas and which factors enable or block the process of integration for migrants. IPPR will work with local actors to map key assets within the local community that can be mobilised by local policymakers, and will co-host a series of deliberative workshops with residents aimed at engaging local actors to build strategies that can have local support. Finally, IPPR will provide sources of good international and domestic practice, and will give them access to an exchange network to enable them to share experience and learn from others facing similar challenges, including via a trans-Atlantic learning exchange with the ‘Welcoming Cities’ programme in the US.

Re:Act - an ensemble for the marginalised communities of Birmingham. 07 Nov 2016

Geese Theatre Company will deliver 3 years of activity developing each participants theatrical and personal skills, with the aim of raising self-esteem and confidence, increasing well-being and motivation to change. Every year, the ensemble will present their work at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and in community spaces reaching a wide audience of friends, peers and professionals.

Amount: £215,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Geese Theatre Company
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District

Breaking the Sound Barriers 07 Nov 2016

Attitude is Everything supports the music industry to improve deaf and disabled people's access at music venues and festivals. This grant enables the organisation to develop and expand its programmes, increasing its evidence base and ability to influence the industry and policy. Attitude is Everything will grow and diversify its team of 'Mystery Shoppers' who rate music events for accessibility, increase relationships with smaller and grassroots venues and increase sign ups to its 'Charter Programme' which recognises good practice around arts access.

Amount: £279,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Attitude is Everything
Region: London
District: Camden London Boro

The Imagineerium: Developing the Imagineers of the Future 07 Nov 2016

Over 3 years, Imagineer, their partners and 40 practitioners will work with 450 children and 30 teachers and senior leaders in 15 Coventry primary schools. The Imagineerium, is both a ‘maker space’ within the Daimler Powerhouse and a teaching approach, which creates an engaging dramatic frame and motivating real-world context for children’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) learning. Costumed Imagineers will commission the children to design and prototype mechanical milestones for a new city-wide cycle trail to celebrate Coventry’s history of bicycle manufacture.

Amount: £295,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Imagineer Productions Ltd
Region: West Midlands
District: Coventry District

Northern Guardianship Programme 28 Nov 2016

GMIAU will co-design an advocacy service model with unaccompanied migrant children and young people and with service providers in Manchester and Sheffield. This will involve a comprehensive mapping exercise of services in these cities, primary research with young people and service providers, and a learning exchange with organisations that developed a similar model in Scotland. They will produce a report and options paper, which will be disseminated via a national conference.

China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) prospective study of 0.5 million adults 16 Jun 2016

CKB is a blood-based prospective study of 512,000 adults, recruited during 2004-8 from 10 diverse regions of China, with extensive data collected at baseline and subsequent resurveys using questionnaires, physical measurements, and stored biological samples. By 1.1.2014, 25,000 deaths and ~1.5M coded disease events had been recorded among participants, through linkages with death and disease registries and national health insurance systems. Genome-wide data are being generated (first phase: ~100,000 participants by Q3/2016), along with blood biochemistry and multi-omics data for nested case-control studies of specific diseases. We are seeking renewal of two-year funding to support core activities to maintain, enhance and share the resource through: (i) continued follow-up of cause-specific morbidity and mortality and hospital records through electronic linkage to health insurance systems; (ii) validation, clinical adjudication and detailed sub-phenotyping for selected diseases (e.g. stroke, IHD, cancer); (iii) maintenance and management of extensive and uniquely large and complex datasets; (iv) enhancement of collaboration and data sharing with the wider scientific community; and (v) maintenance and development of administrative and technological systems underpinning the infrastructure, sample storage and resurvey. The CKB resource will improve our understanding of disease aetiology, risk prediction and development of new therapies, and should benefit populations worldwide.

Amount: £1,737,405
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: University of Oxford

The Institute Presents: Theater of the Mind 16 Mar 2016

The Institute invites visitors to viscerally experience how our brains construct the world, through a highly engaging sequence of cognitive neuroscience experiments created in collaboration with neuroscience labs around the world. Part science lab in action, part exhibition theater, Theater of the Mind will generate the largest, most diverse set of data our partner labs have ever had access to. We are enlightening an audience through true engagement, while also furthering scientific research. The exhibition, presented in three acts, sends visitors on a "mission" that parallels both science and the arts in their mutual search for underlying conceptual narratives. The project’s theatrical format and structure is a metaphor for how the unconscious mind is the unheralded producer in our "mental theater". Act I: Senses—In the first part, we will see how our brains quickly and efficiently construct an image of the world that works for us that is not 100% accurate, in the objective sense, but given our neural resources, it works beautifully for most of our purposes. Act II: Cognition—In the second part, visitors will experience how we mostly unconsciously process that information; how easily The Institute can alter our attention, affect our memories, and demonstrate the significantly unconscious nature of many of our supposedly conscious actions with implications for the assumption of free will. Act III:Society—In the third section, visitors will see how these biases mirror how we relate to other people—our social interactions are similar to our perceptual and cognitive constructions.

Amount: £458,120
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: ICI Experience LLC

Understanding cellular organisation: from archaea to eukaryotes 05 Jul 2016

We know surprisingly little about the basic logic, topology or origins of eukaryotic cell architecture even though such an understanding is fundamental to most biomedical research. Until recently, the proteins responsible for shaping eukaryotic cells (including Actin/Tubulin/coatamers/ESCRTIII) were thought to be unique to eukaryotes. This changed with the discovery of close homologues in TACK/Loki-family archaea. Despite the important part played by these proteins during eukaryogenesis, we know little about their functions in the context of archaea. To determine how these cytoskeletal systems with origins in archaea contributed to the emergence of internal compartments that define eukaryotes, our team will use metagenomic sampling and phylogenomics to trace their evolutionary history, and a combination of approaches, including live super-resolution microscopy and electron tomography to carry out a comparative analysis of their ultrastructure, dynamics and function in both archaea and eukaryotes. Ultimately, we expect this evolutionary cell biological analysis to make a start towards an understanding of archaeal cell biology, to reveal the likely path of eukaryogenesis, and to reveal underlying principles of eukaryotic cell biology that so far have eluded us. In doing so, we expect this fundamental research to have a signficant impact in the future on human health and disease.

Amount: £285,278
Funder: The Wellcome Trust
Recipient: Medical Research Council