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Transform Your Space

Finance & Fundraising

Ealing Council has a Transform Your Space (TYS) fund of £100,000 to support projects located in Acton & Park Royal, Chiswick (Acton Green and Bedford Park), Ealing, Greenford, Hanwell, Northolt, Perivale & Southall that bring people together by creating prosperous and attractive places. If you have an idea for how to transform an unused or underused space into a safe & vibrant place that can celebrate the individual character of your area, it could receive up to £10,000 of funding.

The aim of this fund is to help bring people together, to encourage local people to feel welcomed, to be involved, active and independent. To achieve this you would need to turn a space into a vibrant place which can be used by more people or all members of the public.

To help you plan for your project and ensure you are able to fulfill the criteria for this fund, workshops will be available on capacity building, providing helpful guidance on how to formalise a group, how to write a successful bid and the best way to financially manage your project.

Ealing CVS are hosting
How to access a goldmine of data for funding bids
A forum to help organisations develop volunteering opportunities and role descriptions

Freshwater Foundation can offer ad hoc advice on
Creating a team
Creating a strategy
Running a small project
Managing a budget
Organising and running meetings
Producing a governing document
Setting up as a charity

There is also a toolkit to help you start thinking about your project, and Key Dates.

If you want to have a chat with the Community Management Team about your project and would like some advice, you can contact them at



  • The project must be on land located within the London Borough of Ealing.
  • You must be able to secure at least 50% match funding from non-council sources.
  • Although other Ealing Council funds, including ward forums, could be in the mix, the total amount of Ealing Council funds will be capped at 50% of the project's total costs. You can receive up to £5,000 from this TYS fund, however if your selected location is mentioned in any ward forum priority improvement plan 2018-22 this could increase to a maximum of £10,000.

You can choose how to find your match funding:

  • Either using Ealing Connects - Ealing's crowdfunding platform with Spacehive
  • Or using Ealing 4 Fundraising - a funding portal to help you secure the funds you need within the required key dates and completing the application form
  • Or using a mixture of both.

The criteria used to determine which projects are suited for the fund is as follows:

  • Community Engagement – Getting the community on your side, to work with you, to volunteer and invest their time in your project will guarantee its success.
  • Supporting the Community – Make your project one which helps support your local community, encourages the elderly and the isolated to work with you.  Help young people who are looking for employment or skills by getting them to volunteer their time.  Outdoor and indoor group activities that engage the mind and body not only make you feel good but can help to improve people’s health.
  • Sustainability – The project must have a lasting impact on the community; to make that happen you should think about what your aspirations are for the first year and the next three years.
  • Effective use of available resources – how will you make the best use of the assets, materials, the people you engage, as well as the funding you receive to achieve your dreams.
  • Your project should inspire people to be proud of where they live and encourage them to commit their time to continue to improve their local area. If the location is mentioned in any ward forum priority improvement plan 2018-22 the project will be considered for a maximum of 10,000 of TYS funding.

Don't forget to use the toolkit to help you start planning your project.