Lloyds Bank Foundation for England and Wales today launched Transform; a new policy, practice and infrastructure focussed grants programme designed to strengthen and support the domestic and sexual abuse sectors. The Foundation is inviting bids from charities who have a track record of innovative work in these sectors and can propose projects that will have a long-term, strategic impact. Prospective applicants for Transform grants must be registered charities with an annual income of between £25,000 and £2m and display a relevant track record. Partnership bids are encouraged.
Grants of up to £100,000 will be awarded to up to 10 charities that can demonstrate plans to:
- Influence policy at a local, regional or national level
- Build the evidence base through research and analysis around needs and identification of effective interventions
- Develop and share new models to help small and medium-sized specialist providers strengthen, grow and replicate
- Develop and support effective partnerships within and across sectors
The panel has a particular interest in proposals presenting innovative ways for small and specialist services to make greater impact. It will also prioritise projects which show the greatest potential in sharing learning and have a clear plan to achieve it.
The Transform programme is part of the Foundation’s £3m commitment over three years to strengthen the sectors and improve responses to domestic and sexual abuse. It builds on the work the Foundation began last year, through funding Women’s Aid Federation of England, Imkaan and Welsh Women’s Aid to support small and specialist providers to prepare for competitive commissioning and supporting the Drive perpetrator project in partnership with SafeLives, Respect and Social Finance to seek to better tackle and reduce domestic abuse at source.
For further details please visit the fund website here.