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Apply for support for your Transforming Futures project

After trans people told us what they think the solutions to the issues in healthcare and justice are for trans people, we now want to make those solutions happen.


This page contains all the information you need to make an application.


We aim to make the application process as accessible as possible. If you need support completing an application, please contact us at:

What can you apply to do?


Below is a list of ideas of the types of projects we are looking for, based upon our community consultations. Projects can seek to improve existing outcomes, make changes to current systems, or pursue different kinds of systems altogether.

  • Improving outcomes in the current healthcare system

  • Training trans health advocates

  • Creating resources for both GPs and patients

  • Creating support systems for those on waiting lists

  • Making changes to the current healthcare system

  • Mandatory trans training for health care providers

  • Support to overcome barriers that some identities are more likely to face

  • Moving to an informed consent model

  • Introducing trans district nurses

  • Improving how gender markers are recorded on NHS records

  • Improving outcomes in the current criminal justice system

  • Skill sharing/survival education for trans communities

  • Resources for incarcerated trans people

  • Training trans criminal justice advocates

  • Supporting trans people through hate crime reporting

  • Changing the criminal justice system

  • Formal training to improve interactions with police

  • Training trans liaison officers

  • Making it easier to report violence/hate crime/abuse

  • Pursuing alternatives to the criminal justice system

  • Creating non-punitive pathways for hate crime offenders, e.g., Education, mediation, accountability

  • Decriminalizing sex work

  • Prison reform

  • Healthcare

    • Mapping the medical transition process

    • Creating welcoming spaces

    • Equipping trans youth healthcare advocates

    • Improving access to GIDS

    • Providing mental health support

    • Educating GPs and other health providers

  • Justice

    • Establishing trans specific spaces and peer support networks

    • Equipping trans youth justice advocates

    • Providing trans representation and access to history and culture

    • Establishing safer spaces and trans groups in schools

    • Teaching about trans experience

We are only accepting applications for projects that are inspired by these ideas, and are enabling specific activities to demonstrate how these ideas might be able to work in practice. You can find out more about these ideas in the full research reports. We advise reading the report that your project relates to (Healthcare, Criminal Justice, or Under 18’s), to give you a fuller picture of the research we did in that area.

How much can you apply for?

Applications can be for financial and/or non-financial support. You can apply through the form for up to £25,000. If you would like to apply for a higher contribution, this is possible, please contact us at or first. Some ideas for non-financial types of support we could provide you with are:

  • mentoring with one of the partnership organisations

  • use of desk space

  • training

  • support around organisational structure

  • comms support

Due to variations in capacity among the partners, we might not be able to offer all types of non-financial support, but please ask and we will do our best to make something suitable work.

Guidance for applicants

Please click here to read the full guidance for applicants.

How do I apply?

Click on the APPLY button below to tell us about your project or idea, and what type of collaboration or support you need from us.  The button will take you to the application form hosted on the LGBT Consortium website. You can fill it out online, complete a printed document, or send in a video to apply. If you need any support to fill in the form please email

The deadline for applications is Monday 20th March 2023.

Update: Applications for the final round of TRANSforming Futures funding are now closed. We have allocated the funds and are finishing off the process of communicating with all applicants. If you were unsuccessful and requested feedback, we will get back to you as soon as we can. Please note that our Grants Officer only works 3 days a week, thank you in advance for your patience.

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