Hive Funding Alert

Thursday, May 13, 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!


Toyota Parasport Fund:

After a two-year break, Sport England in partnership with Toyota and the British Paralympic Association have launched a second round of funding to improve the quality and quantity of sport and activities available to disabled people. Not-for-profit organisations, including voluntary and community clubs, registered charities, social enterprises, and schools, can apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000. The funding is intended for existing clubs and organisations in England to support disabled people as they return to previously run activity (or to enable previous projects to resume delivery) when the coronavirus/COVID-19 restrictions are relaxed.

The deadline for stage one applications are 31st May 2021 (5pm) You can click here to find more information.

Thomas Wall Trust:

Digital Skills 2021 Grants Programme is now accepting Applications. The Thomas Wall Trust marked its 100th birthday last year with a new grants programme that provided funding to not-for-profit organisations working to improve basic digital skills for people in need. The Trust is continuing the programme again this year and is offering a limited number of grants of up to £5,000. (Last year, 15 grants were awarded.)

Priority will be given to:

•           Projects that link digital skills with employment opportunities.

•           Match funded projects.

•           Organisations that can provide compelling evidence of impact.

•           Organisations working with collaborative networks.

The deadline for stage one applications are 25th June 2021. You can click here to find more information.

Co-op Local Community Fund:

This is an annual fund which opens for applications once a year. The funding aims to help communities to come together, co-operate and make a difference. The money can be used to pay staff salaries or the project’s running costs. For example, payment to a professional to give local children mental health awareness training.

This year’s funding is for projects that:

  • Enable people to access food and co-operate together to feed everyone.
  • Help improve people’s mental wellbeing.
  • Offer young people opportunities to develop new skills and make a difference in their community

Projects must take place in the UK or Isle of Man, benefit the local community and take place or still be running after November 2022. There is no set minimum or maximum grants.

The deadline for applications is 30 May 2021 (midnight). Find out more here https:

Bettys and Taylors Group Covid-19 Community Fund:

Funding is for projects that:

  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Reducing Inequality
  • Loneliness and Social Isolation

Groups can apply for an amount between £500 and £1000 for running costs such as rent, utilities, staff or other overheads; or up to £5000 where funding towards running costs will help them with a “step change”, no matter how small. Eligibility, under £200k pa income, but includes community groups and CICs.

The deadline for applications is 31 May 202. Find out more here Apply here

The Empowering Women Fund:

Providing funding to support small women’s groups and organisations to develop innovative ways of empowering women in their local area and build the capacity of small organisations. Seed Funding Grants (£500-£1000) available to small groups to establish and run micro women’s empowerment projects in their local area that support women to build skills and confidence while reducing social isolation. Women’s sector grants (£1,000- £25,000) available for women’s groups and organisations to develop capacity to respond to the changing needs I their communities and run projects over a foxed duration of at least 6 months.

The deadline for applications is 28th May 2021 at 5pmm. Find out more here

Arnold Clark Community Fund:

Grants are available for UK registered charities and local community groups who need financial assistance due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Maximum Value: £ 1,000 Applications will be accepted from 1 March 2021 until 31 May 2021 (23:59) with 500 awards being made each month.

Find out more here

Grow Wild UK – Youth Project Grants 2021:

Aged 14-25? Apply for a £500 grant from Grow Wild and get set to run your own exciting project this summer. Come up with a project idea to celebrate and share why UK native plants and/or fungi are so special. In return you’ll receive a grant of £500, to pay for everything you need for your project. From basic materials and equipment to any training you’ll find helpful, the support of Grow Wild and connection to a community of other young people, completing Grow Wild projects across the country. Maximum Value: £500

The deadline for applications is 10am Monday 17th May 2021. Find out more by Clicking Here

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