Backbone Fund awards £1.3 million in grants to bolster civil society


Alliance magazine


Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) has made grants totalling £1.3 million to seven organisations selected in the latest round of the Backbone Fund. The aim of the funding is to support organisations to resource essential activities as part of a wider response to back civil society and its leaders.

The latest round of grants through the Backbone Fund will support British Future, British Youth Council, Charity Finance Group, Global Dialogue, One Dance UK, Sheila McKechnie Foundation, and Who Cares? Scotland

The fund is unrestricted and makes a lasting commitment of up to £50,000 annually for up to five years to each organisation.

Moira Sinclair, Chief Executive of Paul Hamlyn Foundation, said: ‘The Backbone Fund responds to the need for long-term and flexible support in the voluntary sector, particularly among industry bodies that are so often hard hit by cuts to statutory funding. This commitment will allow organisations that support the health of the sectors we fund to get on with what they do best: building connections and relationships, future-proofing and speaking out on behalf of the people and organisations they support.’

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