This year’s focus
In 2017 the Foundation is looking to support projects which focus on one of the following themes:
Promoting knowledge of landlords’ obligations
Promoting knowledge of tenants’ rights & responsibilities
1. Promoting knowledge of landlords’ obligations
It is clear that the growth of the private rented sector has been fueled in recent years in part by the rise of the ‘accidental landlord’. This is often a person who owns property but who is required by circumstances to let the property. These landlords tend to be inexperienced and not fully understand the obligations that they have to meet as a landlord.
The Foundation invites proposals that will help to educate such landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord.
Please note: We will not fund general workshop sessions for the time being, except where applications are particularly innovative.
2. Promoting knowledge of tenants’ rights & responsibilities
The Foundation is aware that many tenants are not fully aware of their rights and responsibilities and the Foundation will invite proposals which will help educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities.
The Foundation invites proposals that will help to educate tenants.
Please note: We will not fund general workshop sessions for the time being, except where applications are particularly innovative. If you are a small organisation, representing landlords or tenants, and wish to deliver training about renting a property, there is a free training course pack that may help you. This is a RLA project previously funded by TDS Charitable Foundation.
In 2017 the Foundation will be adopting a new strategy for funding its work.
- 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]
It is important in your bid that you set out the funding stream you wish to bid under.
How to apply
Bidders are asked to apply by submitting a proposal of no more than six pages including the following details:
- Details of the person or organisation making the application
- A description of the proposal
- An explanation of how the proposal meets one of the themes above
- Costs and timescale for completion
- Key outcomes
Before applying for a grant, please take some time to read the TDS Charitable Foundation Bid Guidance. To apply, complete and return the Application for Funding form. The deadline for this round of funding is 5pm on Wednesday 4th October 2017. The applications will be considered by the Trustees in late October 2017.
What happens next?
Please submit your application for funding by Wednesday 4th October 2017.