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.
Past projects have included interesting artwork on the outside of a building, establishing edible gardens, improvements to allotments, creating an interesting reading space for a library and building a new kitchen for young people to use. As long as your project can benefit the wider community, it could also benefit from funding. This time we are offering two funds, one worth £90,000 for which 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.
There is also a smaller fund - the Young People's Fund aimed at engaging young people aged 16-24 years you can apply as a group for up to 80% match funding, or up to £1,000, or as an individual to pay for 80% of your project or up to £500. Examples of what could make a good project are an event in a park or a pop-up street performance, brightening up a disused space with plants or sculptures, upcycling unwanted items or a team designing a digital treasure hunt to explore points of interest about a place
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.
Put these dates in your diary
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. Ealing CVS host events throughout the year, you can find their calendar here
Transform Your Space Idea Workshop - new date and venue to be confirmed
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information take a look at the 'TYS Guidance Sheet' once opened it can be saved on your desktop or mobile advice or you can print it out.
Monday 27 January 2020 (extended from 13 January)- Deadline for projects to be uploaded on Ealing Connects (for verification)
Monday 27 January 2020 - Project ideas submitted as a two-minute video to email@example.com
Sunday 16 February 2020 - Projects submitted via the application form to firstname.lastname@example.org