Funding to Raise Standards in the Private Sector Rented Housing Market – 22nd December 2017 (England & Wales)

The next application deadline for applications to the Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) Charitable Foundation is 5pm on the 22nd December 2017.

The TDS Charitable Foundation aims to improve private rented housing standards. Through its grants programme, the Foundation is looking to support bids which promote knowledge of landlord’s obligations or tenant’s rights and responsibilities. Charitable organisations including housing associations and community interest companies (CIC’s) can apply to one of three funding streams:

  • A national funding stream for larger projects with national impact (c £50,000 per project)
  • An innovation fund to enable those riskier projects to be funded [c £25,000 per project]
  • A community stream for local projects [c £10,000 per project].

Previous projects supported include:

4 the community – a project to extend and improve the information, education, and support available to Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) tenants in Rhyl.

Cardiff Tenants and Residents Federation – a tenant education programme that specifically informs tenants about the key differences about renting in Wales, as well as wider rights and responsibilities.

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