To apply for our grants, you must be a not-for-private-profit organisation (see below for acceptable forms).
In England, you can apply for the Transforming Places scheme only if:
Your project involves a heritage building located in a high street or town centre in England, and:
This location is the focus of a wider strategy or initiative which aims to revitalise the high street or town centre - a place-based initiative.
Who can apply?
Wherever you are in the UK, your organisation must be one of the following not-for-private-profit organisations or lowest tiers of local government:
Unincorporated charities (for Project Viability Grants only)
Charitable Incorporated Organisations (CIOs or SCIOs)
Charitable Companies Limited by Guarantee
Charitable Community Benefit Societies
Community Benefit Societies
Not-for-private-profit Companies Limited by Guarantee
Community Interest Companies (CICs) Limited by Guarantee
Parish and Town Councils
We will not generally fund:
Local authorities and other public sector bodies other than Parish and Town Councils (unless applying on behalf of an organisation still in formation)
Universities, colleges and other mainstream educational institutions including independent schools
For-profit companies, unless in a partnership led by a not-for-profit organisation
Unincorporated organisations (e.g. charitable trusts and associations) that are not intending to incorporate
Organisations with fewer than three Trustees or Directors. If there are only three Trustees/Directors, none of these should be spouses or otherwise related to one another.
Limited liability partnerships
Churches or other places of worship, where the building will remain in use primarily as a place of religious worship – defined as hosting more than six religious services per year.
If you are unsure as to your eligibility, then please contact us for a discussion about your project and organisation in the first instance.
Applications of up to £15,000 in England and Scotland, and applications of up to £7,500 in Wales and Northern Ireland, can be submitted at any time and you will normally get a decision in 6 to 8 weeks.
The quarterly Grants Panel considers applications from England and Scotland of more than £15,000, and all applications of more than £7,500 in Wales and Northern Ireland.
Deadlines for submission of applications to be considered at Grants Panel are:
21 Oct 2019 for a 11 Dec 2019 decision
10 Feb 2020 for a 24 Mar 2020 decision
27 Apr 2020 for a 10 Jun 2020 decision
03 Aug 2020 for a 23 Sep 2020 decision
19 Oct 2020 for a 09 Dec 2020 decision