Hive Funding Alert

Friday, July 2, 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!

Jeans For Jeans 2021: Our focus in this funding round will be on supporting small but vital disorder specific charities adapt, respond and recover from Covid. A simplified grant application will be open for genetic disorder charities in the UK on 1st Julue. Unrestricted grants of £2,500 to registered charities, with income under £100k. Zoom Q&A sessions 6 and 13 July.

Deadline for Submissions is 12th August. You can click here to find out more information


Places Called Home: IKEA Limited and The National Lottery Community Fund have come together to support thriving, resilient and sustainable communities across the UK. Places Called Home explores the idea that communities can become as important to us as our homes. It aims to inspire and help people get more involved in their local community as a positive, homely place to be and meet other people. Grants available of £1000- £5000. This grant is targeting organisations who haven’t received lottery funding before, are smaller organisations with a turnover of under 100k or currently do not hold a grant with lottery.

Deadline for Submissions is 14th July or when 1500 applications have been received. You can click here to find out more information


Stephen Lloyd Awards: This grant is available to anyone resident in the UK, or any organisation or charity established in the UK that has an innovative idea that can lead to practical, sustainable social change. Providing experts that can deliver practical, free support to shortlisted candidates as well as Award winners. At the shortlist stage up to ten awards of up to £2,000 to further develop their ideas. 

Deadline for Submissions is 31st August. You can click here to find out more information


Shoosmiths Foundation: UK registered charities undertaking work in the UK to advance social mobility, carbon net zero UK and access to justice in the UK. The social mobility aim is the priority for 2021. There will be a webinar with more information held on 14th July. You can sign up via the link below.

Deadline for Submissions is 23rd July. You can click here to find out more information


The Local Connections Fund: Round 2 of this opportunity to now open. This fund is designed to help charities and community groups working to reduce loneliness by helping build connections across their communities.  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.

Deadline for Submissions is 6th August. You can click here to find out more information.


UK Youth Fund- Covid Resilience: Grants are available for small, local youth organisations based in England which have suffered in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding aims to ensure that grassroots youth organisations that have suffered due to the pandemic have the resources required to reopen or bring their level of delivery back to pre-Covid levels and ensure they have the financial means to weather future disruptions.

Deadline for Submissions is 18th July. You can click here to find out more information.

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