Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Location: 5-11 Leeke St, , WC1X 9HY London

EIN: 300

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6Builds relationships6Gives more than money6Insightful6Positive leader in the field6Risk taker4Friendly4Openminded3"Gets" nonprofits and issues3Culturally sensitive2Likes site visits2Responsive

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Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Jul 12, 2019

Reviewer UK345 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

PHF are very interested to know how the funding will benefit the whole organisation, to enable growth and how young people will be involved throughout the process.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Insightful, Builds relationships, Openminded

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Response from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Jul 19, 2019

Really glad to hear that you have found convening opportunities to be helpful and feel supported. Thanks so much for your feedback.

Jul 08, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied before 2014

PHF are a very relationship focused funder that welcomes and encourages an open dialogue.
Ours is a unique relationship as we are one of very few recipients of an endowment fund that has been in place for over 7 years so it would possibly be a different process for grant recipients.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

Response from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Jul 19, 2019

It’s great to know that you feel so supported by the Foundation, thank you for sharing your experience.

Jul 04, 2019

Reviewer UK153 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2019

Involve the funder in forming and refining the strategic vision of the project. Be up front and honest about challenges and don't be afraid to ask for advice. Think carefully about how you can explain the strategy and plans succinctly for the application.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, "Gets" nonprofits and issues

Response from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Jul 19, 2019

Many thanks for your feedback and the helpful advice to applicants. We’re glad to hear that you’ve found working with us to be a positive experience.

Jul 02, 2019

Reviewer UK845 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2014

You need to make sure that you do your research and apply for something that really fits their criteria. It helps to have a personal relationship, or an email introduction from someone they already fund / support / admire. Be prepared for a very thorough application process, but that in itself is a rare treat to have your ideas tested with such rigour.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships

Response from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Jul 10, 2019

Thanks for this constructive feedback, we will log this with our teams and consider what we can do to improve our processes.

Jun 28, 2019

Reviewer UK587 - Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

The foundation has a fantastic website and we would suggest they read information about PHF funds and programmes. If eligible to apply there are clear and comprehensive guidance notes about how to apply for funding, including frequently asked questions on the website. Reassuringly PHF are clear about the process and when applicants will receive feedback.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Culturally sensitive, Insightful, Builds relationships, Likes site visits, "Gets" nonprofits and issues, Openminded, Responsive

Response from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Jul 01, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience. We're pleased to hear that you found the application process clear and straightforward.

Jun 27, 2019

Grant Applicant - applied in 2017

Try and build a relationship first. Talk through your ideas and listen to advice - don't be too precious about your idea.

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Positive leader in the field, Gives more than money, Risk taker, Insightful, Friendly, Builds relationships, Openminded

Response from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Jul 01, 2019

Thanks for your review, it's great to hear that you felt well supported.

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