The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has been one of our longest running supporters who have been with us since we reopened as a charity in 2006.

Paul Hamlyn was a publisher and philanthropist who opened his first publishing business in 1947 close to the Roundhouse in Camden Town. He established the Paul Hamlyn Foundation in 1987 and on his death in 2001 he gave the majority of his estate to the Foundation and it became one of the UK’s largest independent grant-giving organisations.

You can see some of the projects their generous donation supports in these pictures and take a look around the Paul Hamlyn Roundhouse Studios in this video:

We know that cultural and learning opportunities have particular significance when young people themselves are able to decide what to experience, when they are involved in the planning, the learning and training, and take part in different ways, as participants, mentors and leaders. What happens here in the Roundhouse Studios is extraordinary…

Jane Hamlyn, Chair of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation