Tudor Trust fund

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Tudor Trust fund

Objectives of Fund

The Trust supports work that tries to meet the many different needs of people at the margins of society. It does not have any specific funding programmes to advance any particular agenda but is keen to work with organisations that have a real understanding of the challenges facing the communities they support, and a clear sense of the difference they seek to make through their work.

Value Notes

There is no maximum or minimum level of grant, although it is unusual for a grant of less than £10,000 to be made. Grants are usually for one, two or three years.

Funding is sometimes available over a longer period, usually by making a further grant following on from the original one.

Advice and development support for organisations is also available from the Trust and in some situations short-term loans might be made, if this is the most helpful solution.

The Trust currently funds one in ten applications.

Who Can Apply

Applications are invited from charitable organisations, including registered charities, unincorporated associations, community interest companies and industrial and provident societies, working directly with people in the UK who are on the edges of mainstream society and have limited access to resources and opportunities.

Organisations must have a constitution and a bank account.

The Trust is particularly interested in supporting smaller groups, under-resourced organisations with an annual turnover of less than £1 million. Last year 77% of grants went to groups with an annual income of less than £500,000. (Larger organisations are advised to contact the Trust before making an application.)

The Trust is looking to fund organisations that:

  • Display positive organisational characteristics:
    • Encourage and develop positive social connections and relationships.
    • Are embedded in their community and can identify and channel the potential within that community.
    • Have vision, energy and commitment and are reflective and open to change.
    • Want to make a step change in the way they work, but need support to do this.
    • Listen to and are responsive to their users and give users a voice.
    • Offer longer-term engagement and support.
    • Make good use of the resources they have.
  • Address marginalisation:
    • Engage with a marginalised community or engage with a particularly marginalised group of people or ‘community of interest’.
    • Provide direct support to individuals who are in real need.
    • Are rooted in overlooked and neglected areas where funding is hard to come by.
    • Affect the lives of marginalised people and communities in a positive way.
  • Make a difference:
    • Generate a ripple effect – a wider impact beyond the immediate beneficiaries of the work.
    • Display new thinking or demonstrate best practice: offer an exemplar others can learn from.
    • Are interested in reflecting on their work and are generous in sharing their findings with others.

For more information and to apply please click here https://tudortrust.org.uk/

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