Paul Hamlyn Foundation – Visit Hull

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation was established by Paul Hamlyn in 1987. Upon his death in 2001, he left most of his estate to the Foundation, creating one of the largest independent grant-making foundations in the UK.

Our mission is to help people overcome disadvantage and lack of opportunity, so that they can realise their potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives.

We have a particular interest in supporting young people and a strong belief in the importance of the arts.

We are delighted to be supporting Hull 2017 UK City of Culture. Like our founder, Paul Hamlyn, we passionately believe that arts and culture can help people build better lives for themselves. Our aim is to secure long-lasting benefits for communities in Hull, supporting work not just in the run-up to 2017, but afterwards too.

"We believe in the vision that Hull 2017 is presenting for the city and are proud to support community engagement throughout the various strands of programming that will culminate in the Year of Culture. It is exciting to see so much public and private support celebrating Hull and its people - and we are impressed by the sense of energy and purpose that is developing locally. We look forward to helping build a better future for the city." Régis Cochefert, Director, Grants and Programmes

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