Hive Funding Alert

Friday, September 3, 2021

Welcome to our Funding Alert

We have a dedicated bid writer who is always here to help with funding questions. We are able to offer specialist advice, detailed funding searches based on the specific need and help you write your funding application. 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 via

We are always happy to read through a proposal and give you feedback ahead of submission. This free support is available to the VCSE sector of Portsmouth by simply email to arrange a call

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


GSK Grow Programme- Kings Fund: To mark the 25th anniversary of the GSK Impact Awards, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and the King's Fund have launched the GSK Grow Programme. This new award is aimed at small registered charities in the UK who are working to support the least privileged and more diverse communities in the UK and given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are finding it challenging to access funding to support the health and wellbeing of their communities. The GSK Grow Programme is designed to support aspirational leaders who want to develop their charities. Up to 10 organisations will receive £10,000 in unrestricted funding from GSK plus up to two free places on the GSK Grow Leadership Programme starting in November 2021 and running over six months. Up to five runners up will receive £1,000 in unrestricted funding.

Deadline for Submissions is 5pm, 20th September 2021. You can click here to find out more information. 

Food for Life Get Togethers (Small Grants) – National Lottery Community Fund: Small grants are available to not-for-profit organisations in the UK for community events and gatherings that enable people of different generations to get together through good food. The funding is intended to help groups host a good food Get Together in their community that brings people of different backgrounds and/or ages together to strengthen and connect communities through one or more of food growing, cooking and food sharing. You can apply for up to £150

Deadline for Submissions is 5pm, 8th September 2021. You can click here to find out more information. 

BBC Children in Need- Small Grants Programme: Small grants are available for not-for-profit organisations that are working with disadvantaged children and young people who are 18 years old and younger living in the UK. Priority will be given to smaller, local organisations. Applicants must be able to state why they are best placed to make a difference to disadvantaged children and young people who have been impacted by:

  • Illness, distress, abuse or neglect.
  • Any kind of disability.
  • Behavioural or psychological difficulties.
  • Living in poverty or situations of deprivation.

Organisations must be working to combat this disadvantage and to make a real difference to children and young people's lives. Priority will be given to projects where a relatively small amount of money can make a big difference for children and young people. Applications are encouraged for organisational cost funding to support the day-to-day running costs of delivering the work.

Deadline for Submissions is 11:30am, 6th October 2021. You can click here to find out more information. 

The 7Stars Foundation- Small Grants Programme: Supporting 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. You are able to apply for a maximum of £2,500.

Deadline for Submissions is 31st October 2021. You can click here to find out more information. 

Holiday Grants for Children - Henry Smith: There are available grants are available for schools, youth groups, not-for-profit organisations, and charities to provide access to recreational trips or holidays for groups of children aged 13 years and younger who experience disadvantage or disability and live in an area of high deprivation. You are able to apply for a maximum of £2500. In response to COVID-19 they have amended the guidelines to allow for the funding of day trips which will need to take place before 31st October 2021.

Deadline for Submissions is 13th September 2021. You can click here to find out more information. 

Help the Homeless Grant Scheme: Grants for capital projects are available to small and medium-sized charities registered in the UK working to assist homeless people to rebuild their lives and return to the community. The funding is for capital projects. Projects must assist individuals in their return to mainstream society, rather than simply offering shelter or other forms of sustenance. You are able to apply for a maximum of £5000.

Deadline for Submissions is 15th September 2021. You can click here to find out more information. 

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