Funding of up to £18,000 to cover the strategy, design, build, content strategy, training, QA and launch of a mobile optimised website, with sophisticated marketing, fundraising, appeals, social media, e-commerce and website management tools is not available.

The grant covers 100% of the website design and build costs with out current grant partner. Your organisation will need to cover ongoing costs for a minimum of a 12 month commitment.

Application process:

  • Stage 1: a simple online form to check you fit for the eligibility criteria and that you have a clear, measurable plan for deploying the funding to generate income or impact. The foundation expect this to take no more than 15 minutes for organisations to complete. This will be assessed by the Chief Executive. They will endeavour to respond to each application within 1 month of applying and will provide brief reasons if you are unsuccessful.
  • Stage 2: a detailed online meeting with a technology consultant from out grant partner to assess the impact a new site could create and to review the technical fit. You will provided with full documentation re-capping all details of the programme for your review.
  • Agreeing the contract: if you successful the programme will send  you the paperwork to review. There is no obligation to accept the grant if you are successful in the application. Your charity must make the ultimate decision on whether or not this is right for them.

Should you apply:

The programme is seeking to support organisations that are looking to use their websites as a marketing platform in order to achieve their charitable objectives, whether they be raising funds, recruiting volunteers, carrying out online petitions or reaching beneficiaries. Therefore, they do not fund organisations who simply want a basic brochure-style website or who have defined measures of success.

They are also looking to support organisations that are committed to making best use of their new website e.g. through updating content frequently. Therefore, we suggest you only apply if you can commit to someone in your organisation spending at least 2 hours a week managing the website.

To find out more about this programme please visit the Transform Foundation website, or get in contact using the phone number provided on the right hand side.