NSEAD receives Paul Hamlyn Foundation Backbone Funding

Paul Hamlyn Foundation Backbone Funding for NSEAD announced today.

We are delighted to announce that NSEAD is one of eleven organisations chosen to receive Paul Hamlyn Foundation Backbone grants.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has made a five-year commitment in the latest round of the Backbone Fund. The Fund is unrestricted and aims to underpin leading organisations that contribute to the overall health of the sectors they support.

Part of its commitment to civil society and its leaders, the Backbone Fund – now in its fifth year – enables key organisations such as NSEAD to resource their core services and plan strategically for the long term, helping to build resilience in the voluntary sector. 

In addition to NSEAD, the following ten organisations are seen as vital advocates, connectors and collaborators that stand up for their communities and strengthen civil society through their efforts:

Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, said: “As civil society continues to experience the ongoing impact of Covid, it felt important to underpin a number of organisations that are critical to the sectors we support, particularly those close to the frontline. We have increased our Backbone Fund as a result. This cohort of eleven organisations plays a crucial role in bringing knowledge to the fore, advocating for change, championing equity, and speaking with a strong, independent voice. We look forward to working alongside them.”

Michele Gregson, Secretary General of NSEAD commented: "To be one of the eleven organisations chosen to receive Paul Hamlyn Foundation Backbone grants is a huge honour for NSEAD. This funding will allow us to invest in work to support art educators' vital contribution to a thriving civil society. We look forward to working with the other PHF Backbone organisations 'working towards a just and equitable society in which everyone, especially young people, can realise their full potential and enjoy fulfilling and creative lives’.”


The Backbone Fund is by invitation only. You can find more information here.