Apply for Funding

Each year we select particular areas to focus our work and direct our funding

This year’s focus

In 2020 -2021 the Foundation is looking to support projects which focus on one of the following themes:

Promoting knowledge of landlords’ obligations

or

Promoting knowledge of tenants’ rights & responsibilities

We are particularly interested in receiving applications that seek to drive forward education and learning as well as dispute resolution, in light of the impact which Covid-19 has had on the Private Rented Sector.

Applicants are encouraged to think about how a project would be deliverable in the post Covid-19 world.

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 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.

For the coming round of bid funding, the maximum amount available for each individual project is £10,000.

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How to apply

Bidders are asked to apply by submitting the application form below.
This contains such aspects as:

  • 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 document . To apply for a grant, download the Application for Funding PDF form and save it to your computer, complete the form and return to us.  

We are currently welcoming bid funding applications with a deadline for submission being 5pm on Friday 25th September 2020. All applications received will be considered by the Trustees of the Foundation and organisations will be notified towards the end of October whether they have been successful.