Friday Funding

Friday, January 8, 2021

Welcome to the first Friday Funding for 2021 - Hive is here to help with funding searches and queries!

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 the 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
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Netflix Documentary Talent Fund - Funding and professional support is available to help ten emerging filmmakers from the UK turn their short documentary ideas into completed films.
Netflix is providing the Documentary Talent Fund to identify and support emerging documentary filmmakers from the UK.
Through the programme, films will be created under the theme of 'Britain's Not Boring and Here's A Story.'
Ten successful applicants will be supported with a budget for a documentary film project that falls within the range of £20,000 to £40,000. The funding is intended to help programme participants turn their documentary ideas into completed short films.  In their finished form, each documentary must be 8-12 minutes long.
Applications must be submitted by the 31 January 2021 deadline.
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New Round of Culture Recovery Fund Grants Programme Open for England
Funding is available for cultural organisations in England as they recover from the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and transition back to a viable and sustainable operating model.
The Culture Recovery Fund is provided by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and administered by Arts Council 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. A total of up to £250 million will be awarded in grants.
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.
Find out more here

CROWN UK Fund - Grants are available for Black-led grassroot organisations and projects in the UK who are working to eliminate barriers to progress for women and girls in the Black community and driving for long-term systemic change - Grants of up to £20,000 are available.
The CROWN UK Fund, provided by Dove UK and administered by We are Futures, is focused on creating a respectful and open world for natural hair.
CROWN stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World with NO RACISM.
The fight against systemic racism needs action, not just words. A recent poll revealed that 63% of Black adults have experienced hair discrimination in the UK and more than 50% of UK children have been sent home from school due to wearing their hair naturally or in a protective style.
Dove believes no young person should be held back from reaching their full potential. Therefore Dove is accelerating its work to help eradicate race-based hair discrimination and support and empower all generations through the CROWN UK Fund to drive real and actionable change.
The funding is for not-for-profit organisations and change-makers in the UK who are passionate about and capable of eliminating barriers to progress for women and girls in the Black community and empowering the next generation.
Application Deadline: 21 January 2021
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The Steel Charitable Trust is open to applications
Grants are available to registered charities in the UK working in the areas of arts and heritage, education, environment, health, or social and economic disadvantage.
Grants are generally made as single payments of between £2,500 and £25,000.
The Steel Charitable Trust is a grant-making trust supporting general charitable purposes. The Trust awards funding for projects that make a real impact in the areas of arts and heritage; education; environment; health; or social or economic disadvantage.
Applications are accepted from: Charities registered in any part of the UK. Organisations that have recently applied for charitable status in the UK. Community Interest Companies (CICs). Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs).
The next deadline for applications is midnight on 20 January 2021.
Find out more here

New COVID Support Grants for UK Theatre Workers
Financial support is available for freelance professional theatre workers who are struggling financially because the impacts of coronavirus.
The Theatre Artists Fund has been set up to provide emergency support for theatre workers and freelancers across the UK who need urgent and critical financial support due to the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the theatre sector.  First launched on 6 July 2020, this fund has raised £4.8 million to date and supported nearly 5,000 applicants. If eligible, applicants can be considered for a one-off emergency grant of £1,000, which they can use towards living costs.
Those who lost work because of productions/theatres being forced to close over the Christmas period due to the Tier 3/4 restrictions are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 13 January 2021 (12:00 GMT).
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COVID-19 Emergency Loan Fund for UK Social Enterprises Accepting Applications
Emergency loans are available to support UK-based social enterprises and charities that are experiencing disruption to their normal business model as a result of coronavirus/COVID-19.
A national emergency loan fund established with an initial investment of £25 million from Big Society Capital is inviting applications from UK-based social enterprises and charities.
The fund aims to support social-sector organisations working to improve people's lives in the UK that are facing a problem because expected income and activity has been delayed or disrupted as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. The fund offers emergency loans that can be used as working capital until an organisation's normal business can commence again. The loans will have no fees or interest for the first 12 months.
Loans of between £100,000 and £1.5 million are available for a term of one to five years.
The deadline for applications is 11.59pm on 31 January 2021.
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Small Charities Coalition Funding Talk: to support applications to the Standard Life Foundation
Wednesday, 13 January, 2021 from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
SCC offer a range of workshops for specific funds
The Standard Life Foundation fund research, campaigning and policy work to improve living standards and personal finances for people on low to middle incomes in the UK.
The Foundation wants to create real and lasting change in policy, practice and attitudes. If you are an organisation active in these areas and want to apply for funding, please read our guidelines.
Next application deadline is 4th February 2021, 1pm.
Find out more here: Funding talk Eventbrite link Standard Life link

Some of you may be able to take advantage of small business and self-employment support through PCC; visit their Business advice and grants page for info and lots of links.
You can also contact their dedicated business support line on 023 9284 1641, Monday to Friday
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