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 £1 million 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 over the next year are:
- Environmental protection or climate change mitigation
- Human rights
- International development
- Equality and Diversity
- Social justice / Refugees / Housing
- Art & culture
- Health and wellbeing
- Prisoner rehabilitation
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.