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Thursday, March 21st, 2019

Grants to enable young people to challenge social injustice – Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s £3.2 million Act for Change Fund is open for applications.  The Fund, which is a joint initiative between Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) and Esmée Fairbairn Foundation (EFF) in partnership with the National Lottery Community Fund, provides resources for young people to challenge social injustice, find ways of overcoming inequality and give voice to issues they are experiencing.

Act for Change Fund promotes the potential of young people with experience of disadvantage to devise and develop activities and programmes to shape the world around them. It aims to create a more diverse group of social, cultural and political leaders for the future.

There is a two-stage application process.

Stage 1 includes an eligibility quiz and some qualifying questions which need to be submitted by Monday 1st April 2019.

Applicants will be notified if they are eligible to progress to Stage 2 and will need to complete a more detailed application form by Monday 3rd June 2019.

Grants will range between £20,000 to £100,000 for activities taking place over the next two years. Funding will support around 30 organisations in this way. Larger grants will be considered on an exceptional basis.

For further information about the application process, please email