News: Vortex receives two-year grant from Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation has made an award of £40,000 over two years to the Vortex Foundation, to support the Vortex Jazz Club’s management and programming.

Tim Ward, a director of the Vortex Foundation, says:  "The award of this grant by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation is great news for the Vortex Jazz Club and will help us build upon and strengthen our world class artistic programme. It is yet another example of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation's support for creative and innovatory work in the live arts.

The Vortex's new relationship with the Paul Hamlyn Foundation presents us with a real opportunity for the Vortex Jazz Club and its partners work in the community, to be sustained, flourish and develop in the years to come.”

(Sebastian is also a director of the Vortex Foundation)


  1. Brilliant and well deserved!

  2. Great to see more major Foundations supporting jazz. Recent awards by Esmee Fairbairn & Garfield Weston to NYJO are really encouraging, & demonstrate that arts-oriented Trusts will put money into jazz provided the case is well made. Congratulations to the Vortex & the people who wrote the application - I know that it takes a lot of hard graft.