The ‘Q2’ round of the Transform Foundation’s 2017 Charity Website Grant Programme is officially open, providing £18,000 grants to charities to fund the redevelopment of their websites.
The 2017 Website Grant Programme funding round follows a highly successful pilot in 2016, which resulted in websites that collectively went on to raise over £1.3m online for the successful applicants.
The website improvements should serve to:
- increase their ability to raise funds
- more effectively serve their beneficiaries
- raise broader awareness of their cause
A successful applicant will typically have an income of between £350k and £30m, although smaller charities with ambitious plans can apply and larger charities can apply for specific campaigns. The £18,000 grant covers the bespoke strategy, design, build, training and launch of a new site and successful applicants must cover ongoing fees for the first year.
The Transform Foundation places paramount importance on sustainable and scalable projects that make a difference to the greatest volume of people. It works with selected partners in order to deploy funding in a secure and scalable way and yield comparative and standardised data to see sector trends to amplify our impact. The partner for the Charity Website Grant Programme is Raising IT who will be designing, building and suporting the websites for successful applicants.
To apply for the grant or to find out more details, visit the Website Grant Programme section of the Transform Foundation website.https://www.transformfoundation.org.uk/website-grants
Any type of non-profit organisation may apply, with successful applicants in the past including causes as diverse as community development, disability, education, theatre, mental health, hospices, national heritage, volunteering, family, children & youth, addiction, homelessness, international aid, and arts.
The Charity Website Grant Programme is just one of many programmes the Transform Foundation is running this year.
Other projects include the Facebook Advertising Grant, which provides £5k grants to charities to fund Facebook Advertising campaigns, and the Digital Skills Timebank that co-ordinates corporate volunteer time and matches it to digital projects for charities. The Transform Foundation is also running a programme of educational events and white papers to share digital best practice in the charity sector. These programmes form part of its wider efforts to help the charity sector transition from traditional forms of fundraising and service delivery towards more digitally focused models.