Finance & Fundraising
Ealing Council has a Transform Your Space (round 5) 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 attracts strong support and engagement with the community by building safe, thriving and attractive places. If you have an idea for how to transform an underused space, whether outdoor or indoor, or use a space in a different way, which your local community would benefit from than you could receive up to £10,000 of funding. We want to encourage more people to take part in creating thriving, safe and vibrant places that are attractive to people and are built by communities coming together to volunteer their time and effort. Your project will need to meet at least one of the nine Future Ealing Council Plan priorities, that may mean encouraging more participation from young people particularly those aged 16-24, finding ways for the elderly to stay fit and healthy, providing more opportunities for people to gain new skills for future employment or supporting people with low mobility or disabilities.
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 others, particularly people aged 16-24 in the local community, and helps people to get out and about, and keep them active and independent, across the generations. The fund is worth £90,000 - you must be able to source match funding as the most you can apply for is 50% of the total project costs or a maximum of £10,000.
For this round there is a focus on engaging young people so we have introduced a separate Young People's Fund in addition to the Transform Your Space 5 fund. If you are between the ages 16-24 years you can apply as a group for up to 80% match funding, or up to £1,000, or as an individual for up to 80% or up to £500.
To help you plan for your project and ensure you are able to fulfill the criteria for this fund, a variety of workshops and support 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.
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
Ealing CVS have a programme of events you may find useful, check their calendar here:
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 email@example.com
You can show that your project has support and engagement with the community via any of these channels (by 13 January 2020):
You can choose how to find your match funding:
The criteria used to determine which projects are suited for the fund is as follows:
Don't forget to use the toolkit to help you start planning your project.
Don't forget the Key Dates:
October 2019 Launch
Ealing CVS Funders Fair - Tuesday 26 November 2019 10am -1pm taking place at St Andrew's Church Centre, Mount Park Road, London, W5 2RS sign up here
Attend the Ealing CVS Funder Fair to hear about the various funding streams available for your ideas. An opportunity to look for match funding which could help secure your Transform Your Space bid.
Transform Your Space Idea Workshop - Thursday 28 November 2019 5pm-8pm, The Young Adult Centre, Park View Road, Southall, Middlesex, UB1 3HJ
If you work with young people or you are a young person between the ages of 16-24 years, the Young Ealing Foundation and Ealing Council's Youth and Connexions team will be co-hosting a workshop to help support your idea for a Transform Your Space project. The workshop will offer you guidance on how your idea can be turned into a feasible project - with tips and advice on how to design, schedule and project manage your idea. Sign up here
Ealing Connects (Spacehive) Transform Your Space Workshop - Tuesday 10 December 2019 6.30pm-8pm, Summit Studios Ltd, 2 – 4 Spring Bridge Mews, Spring Bridge Road,
Ealing, W5 2AB
The Spacehive team will explain how you can secure funding through Ealing Connect's - the crowdfunding platform used by Ealing Council to help you secure funding for your project. They also talk you through the additional local and national funds available for your project including the Mayor of London's fund. By the end of the night you could start to create your own crowdfunding campaign page and market you project. To sign up for this workshop go here
Monday 13 January 2020 - Deadline for projects to be uploaded on Ealing Connects (for verification)
Sunday 16 February 2020 - Deadline for projects to be on DSG or 2-min video sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
w/c 2 March 2020 - Publish results
End of May 2020 - Most groups issued funding depending on when they have secured/applied for match funding
June 2020 - Projects start to take shape