Transform grants offer up to £100,000 to strengthen the domestic and sexual abuse sectors


Transform grants offer up to £100,000 over two years to strengthen the domestic and sexual abuse sectors – it does not fund service delivery or capacity building for individual charities. It is focused on projects which bring wider benefits for the sector.

Transform is part of Lloyds Bank Foundation’s national programme on domestic and sexual abuse. It is a one-off grants programme running from 1 August 2016 with funding decisions made in early 2017. The Foundation is looking to fund projects which:

  • seek to inform and influence responses to domestic and/or sexual abuse
  • strengthen the sectors, particularly the role of smaller specialist providers, in response to the challenges facing them in England and/or Wales

The grants programme will not support general service delivery costs but will support activities which meet the above objectives through any one or combination of:

  • influencing policy at either a local, regional or national level
  • building the evidence base (through research and analysis) around needs and identification of effective interventions
  • developing and sharing models to help small and medium-sized specialist providers grow and replicate
  • developing and supporting effective partnerships within and across sectors

The total funding available is £1m, so the Foundation is looking to make up to 10 grants of up to £100,000 each. The grants will be available to be spent over 1-2 years.

Interested organisations need to get their initial application in by 30 September. Find out more on the Lloyds Bank Foundation website