Friday Funding

Friday, December 18, 2020

Everyone at Hive Portsmouth would like to wish you a peaceful Christmas and we look forward to a prosperous 2021 - Funding Friday will be back in the new year!

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!

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.
The Local Connections Fund will be split into two equal rounds of funding. This first round will be open for applications on 5 January 2021 and close on 26 January 2021.
This opportunity is supported by Hive and we are always happy to help with hints and tips for developing your application, we can review your finalised application and offer you feedback. If you would like some help then please email        Find out more here                                                        

The Henry Smith Charity Improving Lives grant programme provides grants to charitable organisations that help people when other sources of support have failed, are inappropriate, or are simply not available.
Supporting established organisations delivering services directly to beneficiaries. They are looking for services which can demonstrate a track record of success, and evidence the effectiveness of the work.
This is their largest grants programme, through which the majority of our funds are distributed.
Eligible organisations include charities and not-for-profit organisations (including social enterprises) in the UK with a turnover of £50,000 - £2 million 
Applications can be submitted at any time and decisions are usually made within 6 months
Find out more here

Ragdoll Foundation - Funding is available to support not-for-profit organisations, especially arts organisations, in the UK that are working with children and young people using the arts and creative media.
Main Grants of between £1,500 and £50,000 are available for projects lasting up to three years. The majority of grants are likely to be in the region of £5,000 to £20,000. Between 15 and 20 grants are awarded each year.
Small Grants of up to £1,500 are available for projects costing up to £2,000. 
Funding is provided by the Ragdoll Foundation, a small foundation which is dedicated to supporting the creation, appreciation and awareness of imaginative and innovative content that reflects the world from a child’s point of view. Open Grants are available to support organisations working with children and young people using the arts and creative media.
The next deadline for Small Grant applications is 8 January 2021 for a project start date of 1 March 2021.
Find out more here

Clinks - Grants are available for voluntary organisations working in the criminal justice system in England and Wales to support their vital work through the winter with particular interest in BAME-led and focused organisation and those delivering specialist services for people with protected characteristics.
Grants will range from £3,000 to £5,000. All funding must be spent by 31 March 2021.
The COVID-19 Winter Support Grants scheme is administered by Clinks on behalf of Her Majesty's Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Ministry of Justice. The funding is intended to support voluntary organisations in England and Wales who support people in prison, leaving prison, under license in the community, or serving a community sentence, to continue to work in the context of the COVID-19 crisis or to make adaptations for their long-term work that are n due to the effects of COVID-19.
The application deadline is 9am on 4 January 2021.
Find out more here

Fintech business lender, MarketFinance, has launched the Business Booster Fund. It aims to provide a small boost to UK based businesses to help them pivot, scale or grow. Three awards of £5,000 each are available.
This Fund is open to UK based companies that have: Been trading for over 24 months, annual turnover greater than £100,000, Filed accounts on Companies House, The ability to demonstrate positive growth/expansion., No signs of financial difficulty, Accounting software (eg Xero/Quickbooks/Sage), A current Diversity and Inclusion policy.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 31 December 2020.
Find out more here

Ideas and Pioneers Fund Applications are open to Paul Hamlyn Foundation's Ideas and Pioneers Fund, which provides grants of up to £15,000 to 'support people with a vision of a better society to explore their ideas for change'. It's open to early stage entrepreneurs, and they would be particularly interested in hearing from you if you are aged 18-30. 
Find out more here

MCS Charitable Foundation - Grants are available to public and not-for-profit organisations across the UK for projects that aim to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies.
Grants are usually for between £5,000 and £50,000.
The MCS Charitable Foundation is an independent UK-wide charity. The aim of the Foundation is to increase public confidence, awareness and access to renewable energy and low carbon solutions across the UK. The Foundation supports education and engagement programmes, funds research and facilitates innovative solutions to drive widespread adoption.
Initial expressions of interest can be submitted at any time but there are deadlines for submitting a full application. The next application deadlines are 9am on 25 January 2021 and 19 July 2021.
Applications are accepted from public organisations and not-for-profit companies as well as charities.
Find out more here

Jean Sainsbury Animal Welfare Trust - Grants are available to animal welfare charities for projects or activities in the UK that benefit and protect animals, relieve the suffering of animals, address the conservation of wildlife or encourage a greater understanding of animals.
Grants can be used towards revenue and capital costs. The Trust may pledge up to £35,000 for large capital building projects (this would only be released when all other funding is in place and the work is ready to commence).
The objectives of the Trust are to donate to projects or activities encompassing one or more of the following areas:
The benefit and protection of animals. The relief of suffering in animals. The conservation of wildlife. The encouragement of a greater understanding of animals.
The next deadline for normal funding applications is 15 January 2021.
Find out more here

DIY store B&Q operates a community re-use scheme through all its branches across the UK. The scheme donates unsellable products and materials for re-use by local schools, other educational institutions and community groups, for the benefit of the local community and the environment. All items are donated on the understanding that they will be re-used or disposed of responsibly if they are not used. Eligible groups include community garden projects, registered charities, schools and colleges, youth groups, Scouts and Guides, hospices, preschool groups and registered child minders. B&Q also works with Community Repaint, a network of schemes that collects any surplus, re-usable paint and redistributes it within their communities to individuals and families on low income, charities and community groups. Charities, community groups, colleges or schools interested should get in touch with B&Q. B&Q will add the organisation's details to their database of community groups.
When a B&Q store has something to donate, they will use this list to get in touch with groups in their area.
Find out more here

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