Hive Funding Alert

Tuesday, April 20, 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!


The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation ‘We’re All Together’ Fund is now open for grant applications from community groups, charities and voluntary organisations based in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton. Grants will support projects and services that are helping local people impacted by the Covid-19 crisis
Grants of up to £5000.  
Larger grants of up to £15000 are available following the themes:
Financial inclusion
Digital inclusion
BAME Infrastructure
The funds will close on 4th May.
Find out more here


Open Now! Made By Sport ‘Clubs In Crisis’ Fund
Delivering Better Futures With Made By Sport – ‘Clubs In Crisis’ Fund
HIWCF have teamed up with Made By Sport to offer local sports clubs and organisations the opportunity to apply for a grant to help support young people as they start to recover from the effects of the latest lockdown.
Made By Sport is a charity which raises awareness of the power of sport and funding for organisations that use sport to support young people across the UK. 
Unrestricted grants of £2,021 available to clubs who match the criteria. The fund is looking for applications from clubs and community organisations using sport to improve young people’s lives through one or more of the following means:
Developing life skills; Building strong communities; Improving mental health; Developing employability skills;
Reducing crime and anti-social behaviour
The fund will close on 17 May
Find out more here


The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund
Grants are available for charities, not-for-profit social enterprises and community interest companies in the UK that are working to support young carers/young adult carers or young offenders
The Triangle Trust 1949 Fund has launched a new grants strategy for 2021. This year, the Trust’s primary focus is to help support the needs of young carers and young people caught up in the criminal justice system. This marks a shift from previous years when the Trust focused its funding on unpaid adult carers and adult offenders.
The first round of 2021 is providing grants to young carers; the second round will support young offenders.
The funding is not for standalone new projects, rather it is to support work that ‘amplifies the impact’ of existing work with young carers (up to the age of 25) and develops existing support around learning and access to education and training.
Grants are available from £10,000 up to £60,000 for a duration of six months to two years
Maximum value: £ 60,000
Application deadline: 11 May
Find out more here


The Ragdoll Foundation - Grants are available to support arts, cultural and youth-focused organisations working with children and young people in the UK through the arts, artists and creative media.
The Ragdoll Foundation is 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.
Maximum value: £ 20,000
Application deadline: 7 May
Find out more here


British Council Unlimited Micro Awards 
Funded by the British Council and administered by Unlimited, these micro awards support artists to build connections/collaborations, rather than to create work. 
We want to hear from the full diversity of disabled artists, working in any discipline across the UK. By using the term ‘disabled artist’ we aim to include artists who identify as being disabled, D/deaf, neurodiverse/neurodivergent and those experiencing chronic illness, mental health conditions, and more. We understand that different people prefer different terminology. You do not have to prefer the term ‘disabled person’ to apply. Artists whose work centres around disability and/or impairment are welcome to apply, as are those whose work does not.
Applications must be led by a UK disabled artist or company/collective working with a UK disabled artist. 
Awards of up to £2500. Deadline 18 May
Find out more here


Communities against Cancer - Action Hampshire is still offering grants for up to £5k to community groups to provide information to their members and be aware of the signs and symptoms of cancer.
Communities Against Cancer is a project about cancer awareness and prevention. It is about 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.
Find out more here


Sport England Community Leisure 
£5m fund to help with the reopening and recovery of community-run leisure centres when lockdown ends. Up to £50,000 grants available.
Priority given to organisations supporting disadvantage and minority groups including people on lower incomes, disabled people, people with long-term health conditions, and BAME communities. 
Deadline 29 April
Find out more here


Global Majority Fund for registered charities or CICs who work with communities facing racial inequality within the UK. The Muslim Charities Forum is  the Intermediary Partner for Comic Relief.
Project or core costs for up to £10,000. Themes of Health including mental health, Vulnerable people, Food poverty, Domestic abuse, Education, Poverty or supporting refugee and asylum-seeker communities. 
Deadline 30 April
Find out more here


Boost Drinks Offers Funding Opportunity for UK Community Groups
Launched as part of Boost Drinks' 20th anniversary celebrations, the Choose Now Change Lives programme is offering grants to support selected community groups with delivery of activities for the benefit of people in their local area.  The programme fund has a total value of £20,000.
In each application round, three groups will be shortlisted, with the overall winner put out to a public vote. Organisations will be notified and the public will cast their votes for the organisation that they would like to receive a grant.
Organisations are invited to bid for grants of between £1,000 and £10,000.
The Round 1 deadline for applications is 9 May 2021
Find out more here


Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants Programme
Small grants are available for local projects, activities and organisations that have charitable aims and that will be of real direct benefit to families in England, Scotland and Wales.
Maximum value: £ 400
Application deadline: 10 May
Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) is now helping to deliver the Warburtons Families Matter Community Grants programme, including the payment process.
Find out more here


Persimmon Community Champions Welcomes Applications for 2021 Awards
Set up in 2015 by Persimmon, the UK’s leading house builder, Community Champions is a national programme where charities and groups can apply for funding up to the value of £1,000 to match money they have already raised themselves. Groups and charities can apply every month for a donation.
Each of Persimmon Homes 31 business units as well as its PLC head office give away up to £2,000 every month (that’s £1,000 each to two community organisations or charities each month)
The Community Champions programme is open to all.  Charities and groups which were previously unsuccessful can apply again.  Applications can be made at any time. There are no deadlines.
Find out more here


Third Sector Fundraising Conference – 27&28 May 2021
The conference is overflowing with inspiration, innovation, and practical solutions to your fundraising challenges right now. From cause-led and supporter-first campaigns to diversified revenue models and digital fundraising, it’s time to step up and work together to build a bright future for the fundraising community – and at £5-£15 it’s a bargain!
Find out more here


As fundraising activities resume in the weeks and months ahead it is important that they are carried out sensitively, safely and responsibly. This guidance is part of a series of resources produced by the Fundraising Regulator and the Chartered Institute of Fundraising that aims to support charities and other fundraising organisations to be able to return to fundraising activities in a responsible way. By responsible fundraising we mean fundraising that is carried out in a sensitive and safe way, in-line with the Code of Fundraising Practice (the code) and Government guidance in each UK nation.
Find out more here

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