The Fat Beehive Foundation is inviting applications to provide small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities.
- The funding priority for this year is Art & Culture.
What they fund?
- The aim is to help these organisations carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit.
- They only fund charities with an average income of less than £400,000 a year. As they aren’t a large funder, they provide highly specialised grants up to £2500 and can’t fund every charity that applies to them – much as they would like to.
What they don’t fund?
- The funding programmes are very specific. They aren’t a general IT funder and hence don’t fund general software or hardware procurement projects.
- They’re keen for their funding to have a genuine impact, so they don’t fund organisations without the internal resources to make the project a success.
- Although they recognise the critical importance of funding core costs or staff time, they are unable to do this. They focus purely on hard-to-fund digital expenditure that other funders will often not cover.
- The bulk of their funding is provided by Fat Beehive Ltd, and to avoid any conflicts of interest the Fat Beehive Foundation will not provide grants to charities that already use or would like to use Fat Beehive Ltd’s services.
- They do not fund organisations set up to promote religion.
- In awarding grants, the Trustees will apply the following principles:
- Applications from any geographical area within the UK are eligible for consideration.
- All applications from previous recipients of grants or from previously unsuccessful applicants will be considered by the Trustees on their own merits.
- Although the Trustees will have regard to the outcome of the previous application, any new application will in no way receive preferential or adverse consideration.
- The Charity will not normally support applications from large charities i.e. those with an annual income in excess of £1 million or charities dedicated to issues deemed by the Trustees to be already well funded within the UK.
- The Charity will willingly fund partnerships with other organisations to fund initiatives beyond the financial scope of a single organisation.
- You must be a UK registered charity.
- You must be a small charity (income less than £1 million).
- You must have a clear, defined goal for their digital presence (fundraising, campaigning, providing information etc.)
- You must be able to commit to supporting the project with staff or volunteer time and resources.
- You must agree to include Funded by the Fat Beehive Foundation on any work funded, in part or full, by the Fat Beehive Foundation for three years from time project is publicly launched.
- Agree to commence work on the project within three months of being awarded a grant.
- The grant should not be used to solely cover core digital costs such as hosting and support, staff digital training or digital staff salaries.
For more information, visit Fat Beehive Foundation.