What we fund

The Fat Beehive Foundation is an independent UK registered charity that provides small grants for websites and digital products to other small UK registered charities.

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Our aim is to help these organisations carry out their work in a more efficient and effective way, resulting in positive social benefit.

We only fund charities with an average income of less than £400,000 a year. As we aren’t a large funder, we provide highly specialised grants up to £2500 and can’t fund every charity that applies to us – much as we would like to.

Priorities for support

We can only support a limited amount of projects, based on the funding available for distribution in any given year.

Our funding priorities for this year are:


Priorities for support
Closing date:
Q1. Social Justice / Refugees / Housing Friday 29th March 2024 – 17:00
Q2. Education Friday 28th June 2024 – 17:00
Q3. Environmental Protection or climate change mitigation Friday 27h September 2024 – 17:00


Friday 9th January 2025 – 17:00

What we don’t fund

Our funding programmes are very specific. We aren’t a general IT funder and hence don’t fund general software or hardware procurement projects.

We’re keen for our funding to have a genuine impact, so we don’t fund organisations without the internal resources to make the project a success.

Although we recognise the critical importance of funding core costs or staff time, we are unable to do this. We focus purely on hard-to-fund digital expenditure that other funders will often not cover.

The bulk of our 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. 

We do not fund organisations set up to promote religion.


How to apply

The first step for prospective applicants is to check your eligibility via our online application form.