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To improve organisational systems and processes, and increase fundraising and influencing capacity. 07 Nov 2016

Switch Up works in Nottingham with young people who are at risk of or already involved with gang and criminal activity. It uses a combination of sports, peer mentoring and coaching to help transform lives through a move away from offending behaviour. Funding supports the Operations and Development Manager to improve organisational systems and processes, in particular more effective management systems, monitoring and evaluation, and communications, and increase fundraising capacity. This will make it better able to articulate impact and enhance its influencing and fundraising.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Switch Up CIC
Region: East Midlands
District: Rushcliffe District

Ex-offenders helping other ex-offenders to gain employment. 02 Dec 2016

Jacob planned Offploy CIC from a prison cell in 2016. It is as an ethical recruitment agency which not only specialises in finding meaningful work for people with convictions but reinvests its profits to support employers to become ex-offender friendly and ex-offenders to become workplace ready. Jacob is receiving a development grant under the Ideas & Pioneers fund to undertake some research and development to consider other similar models of service provision and develop partnerships.

Amount: £1,500
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Offploy C.I.C

Suicide Bereavement Support for Young People 08 Dec 2016

'Sharon McDonnell has worked in the field of suicide bereavement, as a direct result of her brother dying by suicide at the age of twenty-nine. She returned to education to develop her skills and expertise to conduct research. She subsequently worked at the Centre for Mental Health and Safety, at the University of Manchester for over sixteen years. During this time she completed a PhD, which focussed on the needs of those bereaved by suicide. Most of the research conducted by Sharon has been funded by the Department of Health. She leads an international suicide bereavement conference, which is now in its 6th year and is a volunteer at a local Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) self-help group. She recently left her academic role to set up the Postvention Trust which aims to research the needs of young people bereaved by suicide, and develop support structures that will enable them to move on and make a positive transition into adult life, preventing the risk of further suicide and poor mental health. Working in partnership with colleagues who have expertise in this field, Sharon will conduct research in areas of the country where suicide rates are high, produce a video to raise awareness and begin developing provision to support young people.

Amount: £15,200
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: The Postvention Trust CIC

Convening Support 06 Jan 2017

Grant to Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit to support convening activities.

Transformers 06 Jan 2017

A grant towards Transformers, a workforce development initiative aimed at people in mid-career, working in any Museum Association accredited museum (or museum working towards accreditation), looking to change the way they work. Participants are challenged to develop new ways of thinking and supported to engage with experimental ideas, fresh thinking and new learning.

Amount: £20,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Museums Association
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

The Children's Hub 30 Jan 2017

Amy has over ten years’ experience of working with children and young people as producers, leaders and artists across a variety of art forms. She has worked with Tate Liverpool and NearNow Studio in Nottingham and is a freelance Creative Director at Impact Hub Birmingham. Amy wants to explore the feasibility of a Birmingham 'Children's Hub' - a multifaceted space that would combine an arts programme, social enterprise and community venue focused on celebrating, supporting and championing childhood in Birmingham. The hub's business model would subsidise an arts programme, bringing the very best in arts & culture to children in Birmingham and a child centred learning programme. At this stage Amy will gather evidence and grow stakeholder engagement to assess the need, viability and vision for the hub. She will hold consultancy workshops with families in Birmingham and develop a comprehensive proposal and advocacy campaign to realise the idea.

Amount: £12,700
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Amy Martin

'Making Tracks' - North West 30 Jan 2017

The project will pilot ‘Making Tracks’ in Manchester alongside a programme of practitioner training for the musical workforce in partnership with Theatre in Prisons and Probation. Four projects will engage 10 – 15 young people who are NEET or marginalised in a creative programme structured over 4 -6 weeks.

Amount: £59,817
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: The Irene Taylor Trust
Region: London
District: Southwark London Boro

Sheffield Together Cohesion Hub: Valuing and Welcoming people 30 Jan 2017

VAS aim to test whether a city-led cohesion strategy and cross-sector partnership can influence policy across a range of statutory and non-statutory agencies, helping them to incorporate welcoming approach to migration in Sheffield, as well as evaluate the impact of their approach.

Project Sparks 02 Feb 2017

Eamonn McCarron is a trained musician and special education supervisor based in Northern Ireland, who has a passion for maximising teacher and learner potential by establishing cultures of collaboration, shared educational values and mutual accountability. His idea, Project Sparks, is to develop a new and innovative learning model in the creative arts where people with learning disabilities teach percussion, singing and dance to young children and higher-need learners. The model alters the traditional relationship between educator and student, by transforming learners who have learning disablities from passive recipients to become active role-models, harnessing their aspirations, interests and abilities. With PHF funding, Eamonn will explore how the model could work and will generate key learning which he hopes will provide an evidence basis for future expansion.

Amount: £14,640
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Liberty Consortium

To further develop plans to grow impact 27 Feb 2017

FFP have already scaled through their Alumni Programme which provides training to other organisations in their methodology - this has created a network of 25 organisations in the UK. It aims to harness this network to scale innovative approaches to youth crime and violence reduction. They requested funding to utilise this ‘innovate and scale’ approach to deliver an intensive programme targeting young people in prisons and young offender institutions in partnership with Second Chance.

Amount: £10,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Fight for Peace UK
Region: London
District: Newham London Boro

Understanding Social Change 27 Feb 2017

Understanding Social Change will convene a new community of interest aimed at building knowledge and tools that can support campaign effectiveness; build greater legitimacy for campaigning and help develop the right competencies and cultures that can help campaigners thrive.

Amount: £20,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: The Sheila McKechnie Foundation
Region: London
District: Lambeth London Boro

GASP Motor Project: Hands on learning that helps drive change 27 Feb 2017

GASP Motor Project is a charity based in Surrey which delivers hands-on learning and alternative education programmes in mechanics and engineering for young people who are not in education, employment or training. A grant will contribute to the salaries of the CEO and the Programme Coordinator. This will enable GASP to develop and professionalise its programme, invest in impact measurement and build new partnerships with employers in preparation for scaling its work further.

Amount: £40,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: GASP Motor Project
Region: South East Coast
District: Guildford District

Expanding Beatfreeks' impact through management and infrastructure development 27 Feb 2017

Beatfreeks would like to grow the quality and reach of its programmes to support an additional 70 young leaders over the next two years. It will employ an Operations Manager, who will lead on programme development, review evaluation and impact measurement processes, and investigate a social licensing model.

Wac Arts Reach - Independent and Interactive Youth 27 Feb 2017

Wac Arts is an arts and media charity based in North London. It provides a range of activities and professional training in the arts for young people facing various challenges. This grant will fund a contribution to a new Director of Finance and Commercial Operations salary and training for staff. It will enable Wac to focus on income generation and growing sustainability. It will also support dissemination of its learning and expertise in the use of interactive assistive technology.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Wac Arts
Region: London
District: Camden London Boro

Hartlepool Young People's Foundation 27 Feb 2017

The Wharton Trust is a charity delivering community support services in Hartlepool, County Durham. This application focuses on the establishment of Hartlepool Young People’s Foundation, which is being led by a consortium of voluntary sector organisations and Hartlepool Borough Council. This grant will fund a 50% contribution to the CEO salary and 50% to the Fundraiser salary. This would support the establishment and initial development of the Foundation, including employing lead staff, building membership and growing sector collaboration. The Foundation will create a stronger combined voice to lobby for a sustained high quality offer for young people in the region.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: The Wharton Trust
Region: North East
District: Hartlepool

A national children's literature and creative writing programme for schools 27 Feb 2017

Pop Up want to change both the writing culture in their partner schools and children’s attitudes towards writing, by motivating them to write for enjoyment. Over three years, they want to deepen their relationships with 33 schools in four geographical clusters in England and establish two new clusters in Wales (in partnership with Literature Wales), all in areas of socio-economic deprivation. They want to deliver better, deeper continuing professional development and learning (CPDL) for teachers alongside an improved online presence and resources. They also want to evaluate this work in order to share learning across the sector and raise awareness of the importance of writing for pleasure at policy level.

Amount: £325,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Pop Up Projects CIC
Region: East of England
District: City of Peterborough

Towards Relevance and Creative Citizenship 06 Mar 2017

Arnolfini will provide two Artist Fellowships for community-based emerging artists to deliver a yearlong artist led action research and co-creation programme with participants from two community groups. Participants will develop skills in a variety of art forms alongside exploring ideas of agency, rights and voice. It will culminate in a showcase event (Festival of New Ideas) bringing together communities and key decision makers. A Researcher in Residence will create a critical framework to connect and embed activity and learning across the organisation. Arnolfini aims to increase engagement in the arts from across diverse communities in Bristol. Through this pilot it wants to understand what a genuinely socially-focused arts organisation looks like and how it can be rooted in and shaped by the community. It is also looking to explore its role in sharing skills and expertise with local artists and communities.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: Arnolfini
Region: South West
District: City of Bristol

Increasing community engagement in politics through the SUSSD app 06 Apr 2017

Callum Curry is a young entrepreneur and member of the Global Shapers movement, whose vision is to invigorate public engagement in politics. He has developed SUSSD, a social platform and app linked to Facebook that allows people to have their say on real issues scheduled for debate or discussion in their local area. It also allows local decision makers to gauge public opinion in real-time to help inform their work. This grant will support Callum to develop an android version of the app and to test its organisation portal with two councils in Belfast and Lisburn.

Amount: £15,325
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: SUSSD LTD

UK Youth Voice in Action 08 May 2017

UK Youth provides infrastructure support to an extensive network of regional youth organisations and umbrella groups across England. Over the next three years, UK Youth will radically revamp its Youth Voice function to develop a new peer led model and complementary online platform offering a range of participation and leadership opportunities to 70,000 young people. The learning and content generated from this activity will be used to influence the organisation’s practice, develop campaigns and influence policy at local and national levels.

Amount: £60,000
Funder: Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Recipient: UK Youth
Region: London
District: Islington London Boro

Core costs relating to Leaders Unlocked Growth Plan to 2020 08 May 2017

Leaders Unlocked is a London based social enterprise which enables underrepresented young people to work in partnership with organisations to shape decision making and have a say on the issues that affect their lives. This grant will contribute to the salaries of the Director, Business Development Manager, Lead Project Officer and a PR and Marketing consultancy. It will support the senior team to focus on organisational strategy, impact measurement and new programme development.

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