We would like to hear from new groups that may have come together since the start of the pandemic as well as those who are more established with their fresh ideas for a Future Ealing.
While you don't need to be a fully constituted group to get involved, you will need to represent a community group and you will need a group bank account. The council cannot transfer funds into a personal bank account.
We can only fund the capital elements (such as building works, equipment etc) of your project. This does not mean you cannot include revenue elements(salary, rent etc) in your costs but the public will need to cover this element through their pledges to the crowdfunding campaign.
Future Ealing’s goal is to make the borough a better place to live at a time of drastically reduced budgets. We are doing this by refocusing on what really matters to local people. We have nine outcomes that the whole council is working together to achieve:
A strong, diverse and fair community
An environmentally friendly borough
Keeping young people safe
A growing economy, creating jobs and opportunities
Helping residents to stay active, healthy and independent
Future Ealing opperate funding round rounds. Please follow this link to see the current round deadlines.
1. EXPRESSION OF INTEREST
Complete our expression of interest form at your earliest convenience to inform us of your project idea and knowledge of crowdfunding. A member of the team will be in touch to provide you with the necessary information and support you may need to help get your project started.
2. PROJECT PAGE AND PITCH
Create your online project page which will match you to the Future Ealing fund. Here Ealing Council will ask you some additional questions about your project.
The project costs and necessary permissions will be checked and verified. This involves checking quotes for all the major items and if you have land owner permission for your project.
Start by getting lots of small pledges from the community to show local support for your project. This will help unlock bigger pledges.
Ealing Council will review all project campaigns and successful projects can expect to receive a pledge in early June. The Council can pledge up to £10,000 to your campaign.
6. HIT YOUR TARGET AND DELIVER YOUR PROJECT
Please note that the council will not be the first organisation to pledge to your project and will want to see community support and backing, in the form of smaller pledges from local people, before they pledge to your campaign.