Friday Funding

Friday, January 15, 2021

Welcome to Friday Funding - Hive is here to help with funding searches and queries. Tell all your friends!

Would you like support with bid writing?  Would you like us to run a funder search based on the needs of your group?  email Hive - - with FUNDING SUPPORT as the subject

If you have a successful bid, do let us know and we can share your good news!


Communities Against Cancer is a project about cancer awareness and prevention, helping people understand how to reduce their risk of cancer and how to stay healthy. It is also about helping people understand how important it is to contact their Doctor if they notice an unusual symptom.  This may be particularly relevant for communities who face poorer health outcomes and health inequalities.
Despite covid-19 and the current lockdown, cancer hasn’t stopped. It is even more important that we keep talking about cancer and support all communities to become more aware and knowledgeable in their own health needs.
Grants are available for individuals, groups and not for profit organisations for creative ways to promote key cancer messages. 
Find out more here

Awards for All - A quick way to apply for smaller amounts of funding between £300 and £10,000.
Support to: continue to deliver activity - whether your community needs crisis response, recovery or business as usual activity and to change and adapt, becoming more resilient to respond to new and future challenges.
In order to support communities to thrive, we aim to:
build strong relationships in and across communities
improve the places and spaces that matter to communities
help more people to reach their potential, by supporting them at the earliest possible stage.
Funding size £300 to £10,000, for up to one year, ongoing applications
Find out more here

Grants are available for charities, community or grassroots organisations for projects in the UK which raise awareness of the Windrush Compensation Scheme
Voice4Change England will oversee the Windrush Community Fund application process. They will process incoming applications and respond to enquiries about the application process. The applications will then be referred to the Windrush Cross-Government Working Group and the Home Office, who will make final decisions on funding.
The Windrush Compensation Scheme ensures that members of the Windrush generation and their families are properly compensated for the losses and impacts they have suffered as a result of not being able to demonstrate their lawful status.
Grants of between £2,500 and £25,000 are available.  Application deadline: 12/02/2021
Applications will be accepted from charities, community or grassroots organisations.
Find out more here

Standard Life Foundation - Grants are available for strategic work, including policy work, campaigning and research, which has the potential to improve financial wellbeing at a national scale in the UK, especially for those on low-to-middle incomes.
There is no minimum or maximum size of grant, but typically grants range between £10,000 and £200,000, with most being between £30,000 and £120,000 in total.
The funding may be spread over one, two or three years, and sometimes shorter periods, for example six months.
The Standard Life Foundation is an independent charitable foundation that aims to contribute towards strategic change which improves financial wellbeing in the UK.
The Foundation’s grants programme supports work that examines and promotes measures to:
Increase incomes for those on low-to-middle incomes.
Ensure people have an adequate safety net, building savings and assets.
Reduce the cost of living, making sure those on lower incomes are not paying more.
Address issues related to spending and borrowing, particularly where it becomes problematic.
The next deadline for applications is 4 February 2021 (1pm).
Find out more here

Samsung Launches Competition for Young Innovators  
Solve for Tomorrow is a UK-wide initiative that forms part of Samsung’s global commitment to education. 
The company aims to empower future innovators to achieve their full potential and become the next generation of 
leaders to pioneer positive social change. The competition invites young innovators who have tech ideas for new products, services or apps that could make a real difference to people and communities most in need, within one of the following challenge areas: Social isolation. Diversity and inclusion. Education. Sustainability. There is a £10,000 cash prize available to develop an idea, coupled with long term support and mentorship from 
Samsung, Digital Catapult and its network of start-ups. 
Two runners-up will be awarded £5,000 and all finalists will receive one of Samsung’s latest 5G smartphones to help them continue their journey beyond this competition. The competition is open to individuals or teams of up to five people aged between 16 to 25.
The deadline for applications is 21 February 2021. Find out more here 


The Local Connections Fund will help charities and community groups working to reduce loneliness by helping build connections across their communities.  
They will fund hundreds of ‘microgrants’ between £300 and £2,500, so small, local organisations (with an annual income of £50,000 or less) can bring people and communities together.
Deadline 26 January
Find out more here

Rowan Bentall Charitable Trust - Grants for registered charities in Southern England to assist with medical causes; churches; children; older people; special needs; education; the environment; and animal welfare.
No application deadline:
No online application form, more information by email -
Charles Hayward Foundation - Fund for preventative and early intervention programmes being delivered at the community level which allow older people to stay in their own homes and remain independent.  They are interested in programmes which show some creativity in improving the quality of life of older people.
Programmes aiming to alleviate isolation and depression in older people, including informal day care or social, physical and recreational activities
Programmes which mainly use volunteers to give practical help, assistance and support for older people living in their own homes
Programmes addressing the emotional and practical needs of older carers
Programmes designed to meet the specific needs of people with dementia 
Small grants up to £7,000 available
Find out more here

New Round of Culture Recovery Fund Grants Programme Open for England The second funding round of the Culture Recovery Fund: Grants programme seeks to support cultural organisations as they transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model during April-June 2021.  
Applications will be accepted from arts and cultural organisations in England, including charitable and non-profit organisations as well as private organisations and commercial for-profit ventures. Grants of between £25,000 and £3 million are available. The deadline for applications is noon on 26 January 2021.
Find out more here

COVID-19 Emergency Loan Fund for UK Social Enterprises - Resilience and Recovery Loan Fund – Deadline Correction
The deadline for applications is 31 March 2021, not the end of January as reported last week
UK-based social enterprises and charities that are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of the COVID-19 crisis have until the end of March 2021 to apply for loans of between £100,000 and £1.5 million to cover a term of one to five years.
Find out more here

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