Fat Beehive Foundation

Rolling fund

Fat Beehive Foundation are offering funding to small UK registered charities for building websites or digital products that enable them to carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit.

You can apply for grants of up to £2,500.

Priority projects for support include those in the following areas:

  • Environmental protection or climate change mitigation
  • Human rights
  • International development
  • Equality and diversity
  • Social justice, refugees and housing
  • Education
  • Art and culture
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Prisoner rehabilitation

Click here to find out more.

Community Housing Fund Revenue Programme 2021/22

This is a rolling programme open for applications until December 2021 or until all funding is committed, whichever is sooner

The programme is designed to give community led housing groups better access to high quality, affordable housing that meets the needs of local communities. The fund will help community groups meet a range of costs incurred in trying to develop housing, including those such as paying for searches, administration costs or legal advice, design work and planning applications.

Applications are open to all organisations which are constituted as a body corporate, or an equivalent form of constituted body.

The fund has a total value of £4 million.

Eligible organisations include the following:

  • Registered charity.
  • Company Limited By Guarantee.
  • Community Benefit Society.
  • Co-operative Society.
  • Community Interest Company.
  • An organisation of another type operating as a social enterprise and principally reinvesting their surpluses for social benefit.
  • Registered Provider.
  • Local authority.

Click here for the Community Led Homes website.

Thomas Wall Trust – Grants for Registered Charities

The funding is for registered charities that are working to develop communication skills for people from disadvantaged groups who want to improve their employment prospects.

As an inclusive charity, the Trust welcomes proposals which target people experiencing multiple deprivation or other groups demonstrably facing major hurdles to employment, such as women, people with physical, mental, or learning disabilities, refugees and asylum seekers.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available.

Click here to find out more.

Community Shares Boost Programme

The Booster Programme is open to new and existing community businesses in England that are soon planning to make, or have recently launched, community share offers. They are particularly interested in community businesses that will breathe new life into high streets through the regeneration of historic buildings.

If you are a heritage project, please be clear in the Expression of Interest that you are working with a listed building/a building in a conservation area AND are focused on high street revival and economic resilience.

What funding is available?

  • Development grants – up to £10,000 to prepare a community share offer: financial planning, governance support, marketing costs and being awarded the Community Shares Standard Mark.
  • Match equity investment – typically matching pound for pound up to £100,000 invested by the Booster Programme, providing that the minimum share offer target is achieved.

To find out more, please click here.

VCSE Health and Wellbeing Fund 2021-22

Deadline 27th August 2021

The aim of the Fund is to promote equality and reduce health inequalities by building the evidence base about good practice, sharing lessons and widening the adoption of interventions with a proven track record. Each funding round focusses on a different theme. Previous rounds have focused on social prescribing, children’s and young people’s mental health and starting well.

The current round focuses on paediatric respiratory infections.

Grants of between £75,000 and £300,000 per organisation are available and will cover the period from receipt of grant to 31 March 2022.

Funding is intended to:

  • Provide extra support for families and children’s respiratory services to support national and local response to increases in paediatric respiratory infections.
  • Raise awareness of respiratory infections, provide advice on how to navigate NHS services and provide families and communities with information about early detection and management.
  • Support people with children suffering from respiratory infections, especially where they may not have access to any other support.

Click here for more information.

Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Awards

Deadline 31st August 2021

The CSJ Awards find the very best grassroot charities and social enterprises from across Britain, gives them £10,000 to scale their impact and puts them in the spotlight for senior politicians, philanthropists and business and charity leaders to be inspired by and learn from. The event is designed to give Award Winners unique opportunities to connect with other people passionate about furthering the cause of social justice in Britain.

The award judges will be particularly interested in organisations that:

  • Focus their work in the most deprived areas of the UK.
  • Tackle the root causes of poverty.
  • Intervene early to prevent poverty.
  • Are ambitious for the lives of their clients.
  • Find innovative ways to combat poverty.
  • Have a turnover of less than £2 million.
  • Are working with people living in Britain.

Click here for the CSJ website.

Department for Education Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF)

Deadline 17th December 2021

The Trust Capacity Fund (TCaF) will award up to £24 million to support trust growth and development across England.

TCaF will have two strands:

  • A: For projects in which trusts will take on at least one additional inadequate or requires improvement school from one of the areas listed in the guidance
  • B: For all other trust capacity building projects.

A total of £24 million is available for this programme.

There are two strands of funding:

StrandGrant value range
A£50,000 to £310,000
B£50,000 to £100,000

Click here for more information.

Food for Life Get Togethers – Small Grants

Deadline 8th September 2021

The Food for Life Get Togethers Small Grants scheme is provided with funding by the National Lottery Community Fund and administered by the Soil Association.

The funding is intended for gatherings and events that connect different age groups together and are representative of diverse communities.

Grants of £150 are available.

Projects must:

  • Take place within Cook and Share month (16 October to 16 November 2021).
  • Have potential to be long term.
  • Be community led.
  • Include people from disadvantaged and diverse communities.
  • Bring people together.
  • Reduce experience of loneliness or social isolation.
  • Encourage a positive attitude to ageing and diversity.

Click here for the funders website.

National Lottery Community Fund – Together for Our Planet

Deadline 18th November 2021

This programme will offer grants from £1,000 to £10,000 of National Lottery funding to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change.

Projects should reflect what matters to your community and can be small in scale. They could cover an area like:

  • food
  • transport
  • energy
  • waste and consumption
  • the natural environment.

Click here for the National Lottery Community Fund website

Canoe Foundation

Deadline 31st August 2021

The funding is for projects that will improve accessibility to waterways and facilities thereby enabling greater use of them. There is particular interest in enabling enhanced participation in paddle sports for all people.

Online funding applications are expected to be in the range from £500 to £10,000 and encouraged to be deliverable by the end of 2021. Exceptional projects over £10,000 will be considered.

Types of projects they would consider:

  • Launch and landing platforms, steps or ramps.
  • Improvements to pathways and accessible routes to the waters edge.
  • Signage and information that promotes positive behaviour (Countryside code, “Check, Clean, Dry”, take your litter home etc).
  • Designated or additional parking for water users.
  • Works to address erosion and create more sustainable access points.
  • Projects that actively engage recreational water users in helping protect the waterway environment (such as river clean initiatives, habitat creation or invasive non-native species action).
  • Projects that are multi user or can benefit more than one user group.
  • Projects that benefit all paddlers rather than member facilities

Click here for the Canoe Foundation website