Hive Funding Alert

Friday, August 13, 2021

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

Did you know we can provide you with specialist advice related to grant funding and help you write your funding applications.

If you are interested in finding out more or 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!


Ashworth Charitable Trust: The Ashworth Charitable Trust is a small grant-making charity that was established to primarily support humanitarian causes. Grants are usually made for up to £3,000. In exceptional circumstances grants may be awarded up to £5,000. The Trust prefers to fund projects, not provide core funding. Applications are made online on the Trust's website.

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

Henry Smith – County Grants: Grants are available to small not-for-profit organisations and registered charities for projects involved with health and social welfare in Hampshire. The County Grants programme supports the work of small organisations and charities working with disadvantaged people and communities in eight counties with which The Henry Smith Charity has a historic association. One-year grants of between £500 and £10,000 and grants of up to £20,000 spread over either two or three years are available. The applicant's annual income must be below £250,000, or if working county-wide, below £1 million. Funding support through this scheme for work in the counties of East Sussex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Suffolk and Surrey will be ending in September 2021.

Applications will be accepted until 30 September 2021, unless the budget is spent before this date. 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 20th August. You can click here to find out more information.

Safety of Women at Night Fund - Home Office: The latest round of Home Office funding to reduce street based violence against women and girls, with a focus on the evening and night-time economy. Portsmouth City Council is currently planning to submit a bid, but would welcome discussions about partnering with other organisations. If Please find below a link to be considered please contact the OPCC commissioning email and/or contact or

Deadline for Submissions is 1st September. You can click here to find out more information.

Sport England Return to Play- Small Grants Programme: Grants of between £300-£10,000 to help sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a coronavirus-safe way. Sport and activity groups, clubs and organisations are eligible to apply.

The programme will remain open until the end of 2021. You can click here to find out more information.

Asda Foundation- Bringing Communities Back Together: Grants are available to local groups to reunite communities, celebrate togetherness and support groups as coronavirus restrictions are easing. Grants are available for between £250- £1,000. There are three funding streams available:

  • Celebration Event eg welcome back party, community celebration.
  • Getting Activities Back on Track eg gardening clubs, supporting groups and recreational activities, lunch clubs.
  • Combination (of the above) for those wanting to apply for both celebration event and getting activities back on track.

Deadline for Submissions is 16th August. You can apply via our local Asda Community Champion. You can find out more information by clicking here. .


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