December 12, 2019

Counterpoints Arts awarded Paul Hamlyn Foundation Backbone funding

We’re thrilled to be one of six organisations awarded grants by Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s Backbone Fund.

Totalling £1.2 million, the Backbone fund is awarded to organisations Paul Hamlyn Foundation recognises as “vital connectors, collaborators and advocates that strengthen civil society”, with the aim of building resilience within the sectors that PHF supports.

The Backbone Fund supports core activities and funds essential posts, responding to the fact that it is often hard for voluntary organisations to plan strategically for the long term, because funding is often short term and project based.

Counterpoints Arts Co-Directors Almir Koldzic and Áine O’Brien said:

“This Backbone grant will provide our team and many partners with precious, long term support to build imaginative cross-sector collaborations in relation to migration and displacement. This unusual way of funding also demonstrates PHF’s commitment to listening and responding in innovative ways to the very real challenges facing the arts and voluntary sector today.”

For more details, visit the Paul Hamlyn Foundation website