Migration is a global phenomenon, generating opportunities for social, economic and cultural enrichment. It also creates challenges for those who have moved or been displaced, and those experiencing changes in their communities. Paul Hamlyn was a migrant, fleeing persecution in Nazi Germany, and we have long experience of grant-making, research and collaborations around migration – mainly focused on help for young people for whom migration has brought vulnerability and hardship.

Our view is that societies are more likely to live well together if exclusion is addressed and connections deepened. We want to use our funding to help build ‘shared ground’ with the aim of a more socially equal society, where young people, settled and transient, migrant and British, can contribute actively and engage positively.