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As discussed in a previous reflection it can be easy to focus too much on one area of a services development. This brief reflection looks at the importance of understanding the relationship between the different types of value you want to deliver and using this knowledge to intentionally design and... more


Does Beehive provide funding advice? Beehive produces reports that compare the details you provide against the criteria we hold about different opportunities. The rating which are included in reports are there to help you decide which opportunities to apply for and do not constitute a recommendation for support. As such,... more
Knowing that you're working on the right things and getting the results you want is critically important to the successful development of any product or service. This concern becomes even more pressing when the results you're seeking are tied to funding. With Beehive we make sure we're on the right... more
Beehive is a free funding suitability checking tool that uses a funder’s guidelines, priorities and open data to produce a report that helps fund seekers decide where to apply. More than 90% of users who receive a report avoid funders they are inappropriate for, or adapt their proposal to make... more
At Beehive we have data at our fingertips which can help you get the most out of a funding application. Something we’ve noticed small charities can struggle with is the amount of funding they should ask for. Usually when looking for funding, you’ll have an amount in mind for how... more
Knowing you're focusing on the right things is hard when developing a product or service - we share a process that makes it easier for us. Suraj Vadgama, Creator of www.beehivegiving.org & Associate @ CAST I spend most of my time working on Beehive. And being part of a... more
David and Suraj the team behind www.beehivegiving.org share findings from their recent user research with charitable funders. Beehive was set up by a charitable foundation that understood the challenges of distributing grants, as well the difficulties faced by applicants seeking their support. Since it’s inception, Beehive - a web based... more
The Cabinet Office recently published data about the Community First Neighbourhood Matched Fund, a £30m grant funding stream that ran between 2012 and 2014. The fund was aimed at some of the most deprived areas in the country, providing funds to computer David Kane, Data Scientist at Beehive, has analysed... more
This is an analysis of applications received by Comic Relief and Paul Hamlyn Foundation to the Tech for Good funding stream in 2016/17. The programme seeks to fund projects which use digital technology to address social challenges. It was designed to include a simple first stage application process, which consisted... more