What they offer
Ealing Council is running the Transform Your Space fund to support projects located in Acton & Park Royal, Chiswick, 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, a round of 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. Information about when these workshops will take place, will be available on this website.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for TYS funds you must be able to match fund a minimum of 50% of the total cost of the project. As the maximum you can receive from this fund is £10,000, for projects that cost more than £20,000 you will have to either already secured or applied for funding from external sources, when applying for this fund. Ealing Council can offer additional funding through its services and Ward Funds, however, the total sum offered through Ealing Council will not exceed 50% of the projects total costs.
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.