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Fat Beehive Foundation Digital Improvement Grants

07 October 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants are available 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.

Fund Information

Funding body:

Fat Beehive Foundation

Maximum value:

£ 2,500

Application deadline:

None specified


The Fat Beehive Foundation was established by Fat Beehive Ltd, a digital agency specialising in web design, branding and related digital products for organisations committed to social good.

Objectives of Fund

The foundation seeks to support the work of smaller charities by awarding grants to help them build their online presence.

Value Notes

Grants of up to £2,500 are available.

Who Can Apply

UK registered charities with an annual income of less than £1 million may apply.

Successful applicants must agree to commence work on their project within three months of being awarded a grant.


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The following are not eligible for support:

  • Organisations with an annual income exceeding £1 million.

  • Religious organisations.

  • Charities seeking to work with, or currently working with, Fat Beehive Ltd.

  • Core digital costs such as hosting and support.

  • Staff digital training or digital staff salaries.

Eligible Expenditure

The funding is to be used to build websites or digital products.

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

How To Apply

Applications may be made at any time.

An online application form is available at the Fat Beehive Foundation website.

Applicants will need to provide at least one quote as part of the application process, which will be assessed by Fat Beehive Foundation, to ensure value for money and the realistic prospect of development.

All applications will be subject to an initial assessment to ensure they meet the basic criteria for funding.

Once completed application forms are received, the foundation will consider them at the next quarterly trustee meeting. These are normally held in January, April, July and October.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    Fat Beehive Foundation
    10a Lant Street
    SE1 1QR
    Tel: 020 7739 8704


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