Support for the VCSE sector

The HIVE Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Team supports, connects and equips the sector in Portsmouth to ensure a strong, diverse and vibrant group of organisations are ready to meet the needs of individuals and the community in Portsmouth. We can help support local organisations in identifying possible funding or grant opportunities that enable them to carry on with their great work to support residents.

Do you have a project or a need for extra funding? Would you like support with bid writing or feedback on your applications?  We have a dedicated sector support team who can help you identify a suitable funding opportunity and give you hints and tips to develop your proposal.

Funders have application windows; not all of them will be open now, but knowing about relevant funds allows you to make a plan for future funding bids and look out for updates from that funder.

For a strong bid, be clear about what you need funding for: this is a good time to build a document library about your organisation; the needs you are meeting; a short summary of your aims and objectives; any local and national statistics that support your work; a project summary for each area of work; an estimate of some of the costs that you need to take into account in any bid and any testimonials or positive comments or feedback about your work

Remember many funders are very oversubscribed and you will not be successful every time but do keep going and try not to be discouraged.  Consider joint bids with partner organisations – funders like to see groups working together.

Simply email to arrange a call


There are lots of funders out there which might be the right fit for your group or orgnanisation Click here for an overview.

Here you can find some helpful hints and tips to consider before you start your bid

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