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DHL Transform It!

DHL UK Foundation is working in partnership with Groundwork to deliver the Transform It! small grants programme which aims to benefit disadvantaged children and young people by supporting a range of community projects.

The programme is open to all DHL colleagues working alongside a community group and has already funded a fantastic variety of community projects ranging from community gardens and scout huts to boxing clubs.

How can I apply for a Transform It! grant?

Applications are welcomed from all DHL colleagues for grants of up to £10,000 for a project that will help young people in need if it meets the following criteria:

  • Makes a transformational and positive change to the lives of disadvantaged children or young people
  • Ensures both value for money and sustainability in terms of durability and maintenance
  • Provides DHL employee-volunteering opportunities
  • Is a visible project within the local community with demonstrable impact
  • Provides opportunities for young people to improve skills and prospects through volunteering activity in their community

To find out more about the Transform It! small grants scheme and to submit an application, please follow the links below:

Transform It! Information Pack

Transform It! Poster

Transform It! FAQs

Transform It! Expression of Interest Form

Transform It! Full Application Form

Transform It! Comms Toolkit

Transform It! Sample Photographic/Film Permission Form 

If you need any further help, you can contact the Transform It! helpline on 0121 237 5882 or email

DHL Making a Difference

Keresley Newland Primary

Opening Keresly Newland Primary

When his local school, Keresley Newland Primary, wanted to create a Community Garden, Steve Kearns, DHL Warehouse Operative, applied for a grant through the Transform It! programme.

With the help and support of fellow DHL colleague volunteers, the grant allowed him to transform an area of wasteland into an organic space for growing vegetables, planting fruit trees and raising chickens to encourage outdoor learning and engage the school with local people.

Keresley Newland Primary is situated in a village on the outskirts of Coventry – an area that receives extra government funding for particular community groups including pupils eligible for free school meals, children living in local authority care and young people with special needs. The project would provide children and young people with opportunities that they may not have otherwise been given.

The project has had a greater impact on children and young people’s lives than Steve could have imagined.

“When you see the children’s faces as they pull up their first carrot, you understand what the garden means to them. The grant made our dream come true.”