If you want to help educate landlords and tenants, we want to hear from you.
TDS Charitable Foundation offers funding to projects which advance education about housing rights and obligations, in particular in private rented accommodation.
We are now open to applications, and the form to fill in is here on our site. In addition this year we are now looking to commission experts in the field to produce training materials which TDS Charitable Foundation will make available to all those who want to help inform tenants and landlords – if you think you have the expertise we want to hear from you.
Can you help?
It is likely that this work will involve taking an established guide/handbook on tenants and landlords rights and responsibilities and producing a trainer’s guide, PowerPoint slides, handouts and exercises which local groups could use to run their own workshops.
Organisations and individuals who wish to be considered to undertake this work should contact the Foundation and provide a brief outline of their relevant experience. We aim to produce one set of materials to support tenant training and another set to support landlord training. info@tdsfoundation org.uk
We are still welcoming bids for funding on other projects which aim to promote awareness of tenants’ rights and responsibilities and of landlords’ obligations.
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.
2. Promoting knowledge of tenants’ rights & responsibilities
The Foundation is aware that many tenants are not fully aware of their tenants rights and responsibilities and the Foundation will invite proposals which will help educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities. A particular focus of this will be the student market.
The Foundation invites proposals that will help to educate tenants.
The next round of applications closes on 31st May – follow this link to apply for funding.