Hive Funding Alert

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Welcome to our Funding Alert - Hive is here to help with funding searches and questions

Do you have a project or a need for extra funding?

Would you like support with bid writing or feedback on your applications?

Would you like us to run a funder search based on the needs of your group?  

If you are interested in applying to any of the funders below, get in touch to find out what support we can offer

We have a dedicated grants coordinator who can help you identify a suitable funding opportunity; give you hints and tips to develop your proposal and offer a final desk review of a developed bid. This support is available to the VCSE sector of Portsmouth, simply email to arrange a call

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


Made By Sport - Funding opportunity to support grassroots sports clubs and organisations across the UK.
As grassroots sport once again begins its phased return across the UK, Made By Sport is pleased to announce that from 12th April, its ‘Clubs In Crisis’ fund, will distribute over £4million of funding directly to grassroots sports clubs and organisation, which is being administered by participating members of the UK Community Foundations.
All the information about the fund, including eligibility criteria and how to apply can be found


The 2021 Stop Loan Sharks Community Fund is now open for applications.
Community organisations, charities, private companies and social enterprises are encouraged to apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for projects to help tackle loan sharks. Collaborative bids between multiple agencies are also welcome.
The funding comes from money seized from convicted loan sharks under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). 
Projects must raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks, reduce crime and disorder and have a positive impact on communities. 
The deadline for POCA applications is Wednesday, 30th June 2021.
Find out more here  


A B Charitable Trust promotes human dignity and defends human rights for marginalised and excluded people.
They fund small to medium sized charities who work in three priority areas:
migrants and refugees; criminal justice and penal reform; human rights, particularly access to justice
Open grant programme up to £20k for core costs
Deadline 25 April 2021
Find out more here


Did you go to the University of Portsmouth? Apply for funding to develop your startup idea
Do you have an idea but you're not sure if it will work? Would you like some money to explore the viability of your business? Do you already have an idea you wish to develop? If so, these startup grants are for you.
We have two grants available:
Explore Fund: Apply for up to £300 to test an idea
Develop Fund: Apply for up to £1,000 to develop your idea to the next stage
The Startup grant is funded by Santander Universities and is available to University of Portsmouth students and graduates within 5 years of graduating.
Find out more here


The7stars foundation supports the most challenged young people in the UK. Assisting forgotten young people aged 16 years and under, lacking opportunity, to achieve their potential.
Our funding looks to support those challenged by abuse; addiction; those who are young carers; and those without a safe place to call home. 
The7stars foundation offers grant funding across the following four streams
Project grants to charities aligned to our funding priorities and age range.
Shine Bright funding for regional charities during the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding enables charities to purchase wellbeing, emotional and mental health support items or educational, creative resources for the young people they support to promote happiness in a time of worry and anxiety
Direct grants funding to individuals affected by the themes we priorities, supported by outreach/social/care workers or legal professionals. 
Star Start funding to tackle child food poverty escalated by the Covid-19 pandemic. We support breakfast clubs for young people aged 16 years and under, living in urban cities within the UK. 
Application deadline 30 April
Find out more here


Thomas Wall II created the Thomas Wall Trust in 1920 for the “encouragement and assistance of educational work and social service”. Today, the Trust continues to assist in these areas by providing grants to individuals and organisations.
The charities grant programme aims to support people with an emphasis on building confidence, knowledge and skills, and therefore increasing prospects of employment.
They offer grants up to £5,000 towards specific projects or core activities that support literacy, numeracy, digital and additional skills for learning that are likely to assist employment prospects.
Submission deadline 30 April
Find out more here


Small Charities Coalition online event - Small Charities Finances: Project Costs & Full Cost Recovery
This session will be of interest to those managing the finances of small charities. Understanding projects costs and full cost recovery helps to plan effectively for the future.  This session helps understand what projects costs are and how to calculate the full cost of projects.
Look out for more useful events from Small Charities Coalition 
Find out more here

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