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RSA Transform

What is RSA Transform?

What is RSA Transform?

RSA Transform is an ambitious programme supporting projects that have the potential to transform society by mobilising the RSA’s unique resources behind the bold visions of our Fellows. Projects benefit from a dedicated RSA staff member who will help design and implement a bespoke programme of support.

This could be identifying valuable expertise from within the Fellowship; convening influential stakeholders; or amplifying a message to mobilise people around a call to action - transforming radical ideas into practical action that change our communities for the better. 


  • We work closely with Fellows so we can have the biggest impact. This means we can only work with a small number of projects at any time.
  • We are currently supporting one project and you can let us know about a potential Transform project by submitting an enquiry form online.
  • All enquiries we receive are reviewed by staff and a panel of elected Fellowship Councillors.

Transform projects

Community Savings Bank Association (CSBA)

The CSBA aims to create a UK-wide network of customer-owned, regional banks that will serve the everyday financial needs of ordinary people, local community groups, and small and medium sized companies.

RSA Transform Criteria

To be considered for our transform programme your project will need to demonstrate that it meets all the criteria and has the potential to achieve significant measurable social impact and to become sustainable.

Do you have a transformative project?

Before enquiring, please ensure you have read the criteria. We are not taking on any new projects at the moment, but we always want to hear about initiatives we could work with in the future.

Our partnership with the RSA has been invaluable. It has helped us open doors with central and local government, mine their influential Fellowship networks for key contacts, and promote this work to a wide audience. We are excited to be continuing this journey with the RSA and working with them to realise our vision of re-building regional banking in the UK.

James Moore FRSA

Chairman, CSBA



Mark Hall

Mark Hall

Deputy Head of Engagement


Eleanor Toner

Eleanor Toner

Engagement Coordinator


If your project is not eligible for RSA Transform, you might want to consider your eligibility for one of our Catalyst grants or connecting with your Local Area team at who can help you shape and share your project.

Any questions? Email, or call us on +44 (0)20 7451 6939.