The Transform Foundation is offering grants to charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK that need money to build a website with particular interest in applications outside of London.
The Transform Foundation is a registered charity whose money comes from philanthropists and trusts with an interest in improving the not-for-profit sector’s use of digital.
The Foundation's first grant opportunity is aimed at UK registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations with a social mission that require investment ‘to build an amazing web presence’.
The technology partner for the Website Grant programme is Raising IT who will design and build the website on the Raising IT platform.
Grants of £18,000 are available to cover strategy, design and development to build an 'amazing' website. The grants will cover 100% of the upfront costs which means that grant recipient will only need to fund ongoing costs.
UK registered charities and not-for-profit organisations in the UK are welcome to apply. The Foundation is particularly keen to receive applications from outside London as it has already received a ‘disproportionately high number of applications from within London’ and it wishes ‘to ensure it supports a geographically diverse range of charities’.
Small to medium-sized charities and other not-for-profit organisations with a social mission (including, for example Community Interest Companies) based and working in the UK can apply.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- Have an income of between £400,000 and £20 million. (Organisations outside of this income range may apply, but depending on the nature of the project, a preliminary discussion may be required to determine whether it is appropriate.)
- Be able to show that their website is getting in the way of their fundraising and marketing.
- Have the potential for a bigger income by raising more money and impact by reaching more supporters.
There is a two-stage application process.
Stage 1 applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until at least the first half of 2017. Deadlines for the subsequent stages will be provided during the application process.
(Source: Powys 4 Communities)