Transformation Programme for Bradford district

27 July 2018

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Transformation Programme.

This innovative programme is designed to help voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations become resilient in the current funding climate, by supporting organisations to:

  1. Maximise current income generation activity
  2. Develop new income streams
  3. Develop buildings as assets to support 1&2
  4. Support ideas that help organisations move towards a sustainable future

Support will be provided in a number of ways including support to access pro-bono professional support, consultancy for business development activities, coaching, mentoring and peer support.

The Transformation Programme is not a grants programme; it will provide support for one-off or short term interventions to improve organisational capacity. It is not designed to fund small projects or pay for staffing costs over prolonged periods of time. It will not cover core costs.

You can access the Transformation Programme by contacting the Community Action Bradford & District Voluntary Organisation Support Officers detailed below. They will ask you to undertake an organisational assessment that looks at the strength of your organisation as well as discussing, developing and designing activities to support your longer term plans and vision.

Your assessment is then discussed by a panel* of peers who meet every couple of months. At the panel recommendations are made which might include further investigation of your ideas or confirmation of investment to support what you want to do. Quite often the investment is a mixture of pro-bono support, access to training or allocation of money to pay for consultancy.

Get in touch

For further information and to book an appointment please contact:

Chris Barker, email or telephone 01535 612500
Sarah Moss, email or telephone 01274 781222


The panel is made up of council commissioners and larger Bradford based voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations who have a purpose to support development of communities and organisations based within them.

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