Tudor Trust has just issued updated guidelines for 2018 / 19. The Trust is a responsive grant maker that particularly wants to help smaller, community-led organisations working to high standards that work directly with people who are at the margins of society i.e. organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities.
The Trust aims to provide flexible funding that is responsive to the needs identified by organisations themselves; grants take the form of core funding i.e. including salaries, overheads and day-to-day running costs. Unrestricted funding is occasionally awarded to further an organisation’s charitable objectives.
The Trust is more likely to fund organisations with an annual income of less than £1 million; in practice around 77% of grants awarded went to groups with an annual income of less than £500,000.
There is no maximum or minimum grant, however, grants of less than £10,000 are rare. Grants can cover one, two or three years work. It’s a two-stage process with funding requirements discussed in more detail in stage two.
Apply anytime, the Trust’s Information Team can offer pre-application advice on 020 7727 8522.
Grants awarded in 2017 include:
West London Mission, £110,000 over three years towards the salary of a destitution worker at a day centre for homeless and vulnerable people in Westminster, London
Scotswood Natural Community Garden Limited, £90,000 over three years as an unrestricted grant to a charity providing community garden and forest education activities in Newcastle
A B&B CIC, £75,000 towards the development of a new B&B social enterprise and community hub on the Blackpool seafront, aimed at making the visitor economy work better for residents