They particularly want to help smaller, community-led organisations that work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities.
The three main criteria are:
They try to respond flexibly to applicants’ ideas and energy, and to fund effective organisations working to high standards.
Charitable trust or foundation
Tudor’s focus is on smaller forward-looking groups, led by capable and committed people. Groups can be based anywhere in the UK.
Other characteristics they are looking for include:
● 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 and have developed out of their community – whether the local area or a ‘community of interest
● High levels of user involvement, and an emphasis on self-help where this is appropriate
● Work which addresses complex and multi-stranded problems in unusual or imaginative ways
● Organisations which are thoughtful in their use of resources and which foster community resilience in the face of environmental, economic or social change
The Trust does not generally fund larger charities which are already well-funded, social clubs or sports clubs or one-off events.
Grants of all sizes from a few thousand pounds to over £100,000, but there is no maximum grant size.
Multi-year grants, up to three years.
Many grants go towards core organisational costs such as salaries and day-to-day running costs. As well as core funding they can also provide project grants, capital grants for buildings or equipment and grants to help strengthen your organisation.
Tudor aims to be a helpful and flexible funder and they want to respond imaginatively to your organisation’s specific concerns and priorities. Although their primary focus is grant making they also engage with the groups they support in other ways, offering advice and development support where this is needed.
Because of their broad criteria they receive many applications and only around 1 in 10 are funded.
Read the application guidance on their website thoroughly before applying.
Application is in two stages. Submit a brief first stage proposal giving all of the information they ask for. You can send this by post or email.
If they want to take your application further, they'll get back to you within a month and invite you to go through to the second stage. It may then take a further three months to receive funding, if they approve your application.