Fat Beehive Foundation

The Foundation is a new grant-making charity, established by the website design company Fat Beehive Limited, that will provide grants up to £2,500 to enable small UK charities to develop a website or digital products. Priority will be given to charities working in the following fields:

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

Applications may be submitted at any time, and will be considered every three months – January, April, July and October.

You can find out more on the Fat Beehive Foundation website

MCS Charitable Foundation

The MCS Charitable Foundation is currently inviting applications from UK organisations – including charities, other forms of not-for-profits and public agencies – for a range of projects that advance the mission to accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and low carbon technologies.

  • Applications that have matched funding will be looked upon favourably.
  • Grants will usually be for £5,000 to £50,000. In exceptional cases grants will be considered for higher amounts up to £100,000.
  • Applications may be submitted from public organisations and not-for-profit companies as well as charities.

Deadline 19 October.

For more information see the MCS Charitable Foundation website

The Elephant Trust

Offering grants up to £2,000 for small UK organisations, galleries and artists that are finding it difficult to secure funding, particularly to support new work. NB this will fund individual artists.

Application deadlines 19 October, 25 January.

For more information, see the Elephant Trust’s website.

Change Makers, from Comic Relief

Themes: Children Survive & Thrive, Gender Justice, Safe Place to Be – Homelessness, Safe Place to Be – Migration, Global Mental Health.

Funding is available for 3-5 years, for between £150,000 and £600,000. This is only open for organisations whose income is between £75,000 and £10 million.

“We’re looking for organisations that will make a significant contribution to their sector – for example, whether that’s forging new ways of working in the wake of COVID-19, contributing evidence that will move things forward, cross-sector collaboration which recognises the way issues intersect, or advocacy and campaigning work. We are looking for change making efforts that are relevant to our social change themes of homelessness, forced migration, gender justice, mental health, and early childhood development.” 

Deadline extended to noon on 25 September.

For eligibility criteria quiz, and application details see their website.

The Headley Trust

The Headley Trust awards grants to UK registered charities working in the following areas:

  • Arts and heritage in the UK, eg regional museums, industrial heritage, archaeology, access to the arts for disabled/disadvantaged people
  • Cathedrals & major churches, for repair, conservation, energy efficiency, fire & burglar alarms and renewable energy.
  • Parish churches, in rural areas for fabric repairs, toilet facilities and disabled access, plus fire alarms and roof alarms if part of a larger scheme.
  • Arts and heritage overseas, for conservation and recording of heritage, in SE Europe, awareness-raising around heritage as above, including training.
  • Developing countries, for development projects in sub-Saharan Anglophone Africa around water, education and healthcare.
  • Education, for bursaries for UK graduate students in dance, and postgraduate students in classical music, and vocational training in conservation and heritage skills.
  • Health & Social welfare, for specific areas around older people, disadvantaged families and disabled people.

Full details are available on the website, together with an application form.  It is worth noting that this is an extremely competitive grant scheme.

There is no deadline.