The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has produced a top tips guide to help applicants in preparing a budget to support their bid to the Ideas and Pioneers Fund.
The Fund supports individuals over 18 and partnerships or small organisations with a charitable purpose. Projects funded will be based around unusual or radical ideas that can improve the life chances and opportunities of individuals and communities in the UK enabling people to realise their potential and to go on to enjoy fulfilling and creative lives. Applications should be for ideas that are in the early stages of development and the funding should be used to enable the applicant to develop the idea from concept to set-up. Grants of up to £15,000 to cover a period of up to 18 months are available with most grants expected to be in the region of £10,000.
Previous projects supported include:
Advantages of Age which received a grant of £10,575 to research, develop, test and pilot a training programme aimed at men and women, ages 50 and up, who have been made redundant from employment and are seeking to fulfil their potential through creating their own business.
Applications to the Fund should be supported by a 3-minute video and may be submitted at any time.