Arts-Based Learning Fund

Not for profit organisations and charities that are working with schools, colleges and other formal education settings can apply for grants of between £30,000 and £400,000 to enhance the lives, development and achievements of children and young people through high quality arts-based learning activities. 

The funding is being made available through the Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Arts-based Learning Fund.

The Foundation are particularly interested in applications with a focus on the following areas:

  • support for pupils who experience systemic disadvantage to access and make progress in their learning
  • creating more opportunities for high quality arts-based teaching and learning in education settings, especially in those which have not had this work in the past
  • exploring the role of arts-based learning in addressing issues of inclusion, especially racism, in education
  • effective practice in digital and blended arts-based teaching and learning
  • enabling arts-based learning to be embedded in curricula and practice for the long-term.

Projects can last for two to three years. 

All applicants must be working in partnership with schools or other formal education settings – i.e. primary and secondary schools, further education colleges, alternative provision, special schools and early years

There are no deadlines and applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

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Key Info

Location: UK

Value: up to £400k

Grant Deadline: Rolling Basis