Tudor Trust

Grants available for: Small, under resourced organisations working to achieve lasting change in their communities.
Size of grants available: No limit, grants range from £100-£150,000
No deadlines

Aims of Fund

To help smaller, community-led groups which are supporting people at the margins of society.

Who can apply

They fund smaller under-resourced organisations which offer direct services and which involve the people they work with in their planning. They aim to fund effective people who work to high standards. You don’t have to be a registered  charity, but do have to show that you would use the grant for charitable purposes.

They aim to be flexible, and respond to ideas generated by local groups, rather than groups having to fit a list of set criteria. However, they are particularly looking for:

  • Organisations working directly with people who are at the margins of society
  • A focus on building stronger communities by overcoming isolation and fragmentation and encouraging inclusion, connection and integration
  • Organisations which are embedded in their community and which can identify and channel the potential within that community – whether the local area or a ‘community of interest’
  • Organisations which can demonstrate that they listen to and are responsive to their users
  • Organisations which are thoughtful in their use of resources and which foster community resilience in the face of environmental, economic or social change

They will not fund:

  • Individuals, or organisations applying on behalf of individuals
  • Larger charities (both national and local) enjoying widespread support
  • Statutory bodies
  • Hospitals, health authorities or hospices
  • Medical care, medical equipment or medical research
  • Universities, colleges or schools
  • Academic research, scholarships or bursaries
  • Nurseries, playgroups or crèches
  • One-off holidays, residentials, trips, exhibitions, conferences, events etc
  • Animal charities
  • The promotion of religion
  • The restoration or conservation of buildings or habitats (where there isn’t a strong social welfare focus)
  • Unsolicited applications for work outside the UK
  • Endowment appeals
  • Work that has already taken place

How much and what can you apply for

Tudor Trust consider applications for core costs, unrestricted funding, project costs, capital costs, and grants to help strengthen your organisation.

There is no limit of how much you can apply for, or over how many years your funding should run, although they don’t continue funding the same organisation indefinitely. Most grants run for one, two or three years.

How to apply

You will need a copy of their guidelines. They have a two stage application process. For the first stage you will need to send a one page letter, which answers the questions listed in their guidelines, plus an ‘organisations details sheets’, which is a form at the back of their guidelines. You will need to enclose a copy of your last year’s accounts and annual report if you have one.

They will let you know within a month whether you will be invited to submit a full application.

They aim to tell you whether your second stage application has been successful within 3 months. You should therefore expect the whole process to take at least 5 months.

Deadlines for application

There are no deadlines. All applications are assessed as they are received.

Contact details

Tudor Trust
7 Ladbroke Grove
W11 3BD
020 7727 8522

Date & initials

15/7/16 MS