The Tudor Trust
Of interest to organisations dealing with Marginalised People, Inclusion, Social Connections.
The Tudor Trust makes grants, and provides other types of support, to voluntary and community group. 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.
They are much more likely to fund groups with an annual income of less than £1 million. In practice the majority of the organisations they support are much smaller than this: last year 77% of their grants went to groups with an annual income of less than £500,000. If you are from an organisation with an income of more than £1 million and want to discuss whether it is worth making an application please call the Information Team on 020 7727 8522 for advice.
They can only fund work which is charitable but you don’t have to be a registered charity to apply to us. They can consider your application if:
- you are seeking support for work that has a charitable purpose and
- the application comes from an organisation that has both a constitution and a bank account.
We can make grants to groups operating under a range of legal structures including registered charities, unincorporated associations, community interest companies and industrial and provident societies. They don’t make grants to individuals.
Their ability to be flexible can mean that they are well-placed to support organisations which are in transition, whether they are entering a period of growth and development or are responding creatively to challenging circumstances.Their ability to be flexible can mean that they are well-placed to support organisations which are in transition, whether they are entering a period of growth and development or are responding creatively to challenging circumstances.
The Tudor Trust wants to support smaller groups, embedded in their communities, which work directly with people who are on the edges of mainstream society in ways which encourage inclusion, integration and independence. They are particularly interested in supporting work that develops and promotes the social connections and relationships which make such an important contribution to the well-being and quality of life of individuals, and which strengthens communities.Usually grants are made over one, two or three years.
Because they try to respond to the needs identified by organisations themselves, many of their grants take the form of core funding: funding which goes towards the core costs of running an organisation, including salaries, overheads and day-to-day running costs. Sometimes they may decide to offer unrestricted funding, through a grant which can be used entirely freely to further an organisation’s charitable objectives.
They can also provide project grants, capital grants for buildings or equipment and grants to help strengthen your organisation.
Although Tudor is a broad-based funder there are some things that they don’t 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
• Uniformed youth groups
• One-off holidays, residentials, trips, exhibitions, conferences, festivals, concerts, events etc
• Animal charities
• The promotion of religion
• Routine repairs and minor improvements to community buildings (community centres, church halls, village halls etc)
• Landscaping or equipment for playgrounds, parks or recreation areas
• Sports and leisure (where there isn’t a strong social welfare focus)
• The restoration or conservation of buildings or habitats (where there isn’t a strong social welfare focus)
• The promotion of philanthropy and endowment appeals
• Retrospective funding: costs that have already been incurred
There is no maximum or minimum grant, though in practice it is unusual for us to make a grant of less than £10,000.
Tudor has no deadlines – they make grants on a rolling basis and so you can apply at any time.