DESIGN FOR ALL offers advice to small charities in England for building related projects in early development (deadline for applications: 19th July 2024)

DESIGN FOR ALL has been established to provide between 2 and 4 small charities and community organisations with professional expertise to help them with the early stages of their projects. DESIGN FOR ALL is a team of built environment professionals that includes architects, structural engineers, planning consultants, quantity surveyors, project managers and sustainability consultants.

While members of the team have previously provided pro-bono work for organisations, they say that this frequently comes through their contacts and that through DESIGN FOR ALL they want to make this more equitable and available to everyone.

The support programme is specifically for building related projects in early development, because this can be the most challenging part of the project to find funding for.

The programme is available to charities, community groups and other organisations that make positive contributions to their community and believe in good design. Charities must be based in England and have an annual turnover of less than £1 million.

The deadline for applications is Friday 19th July 2024.

Work it can help with includes (but is not limited to) brief development, site studies, planning advice and sketch designs.

Successful applicants are asked to contribute 7.5% of the awarded support programme value, which will be used to cover any long distant travel costs, additional expenses and ongoing running of the support programme.

Further information is available on the DESIGN FOR ALL website.

Source: UK Fundraising