The Tudor Trust
The Tudor Trust is an independent grant-making trust, which supports voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK.
Tudor supports work that tries to meet the many different needs of people at the margins of our society. They are interested in how organisations tackle these needs, and their root causes. They want to encourage progress, development and fresh ideas rather than keeping things as they are.
Tudor doesn’t have specific funding programmes. Their focus is on smaller forward-looking groups, led by capable and committed people. Some of the 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
Tudor are more likely to fund groups with an annual turnover of less than £1 million.
However, they sometimes make grants to larger groups, particularly for work which could be influential or which a smaller organisation would not have the capacity to deliver. Call them on 020 7727 8522 if you are from a larger organisation and would like to discuss making an application.
Proposals from statutory bodies including schools will not be considered.
Organisations which are embedded in and have developed out of their community – whether the local area or a ‘community of interest’
The Tudor Trust,
7 Ladbroke Grove,
Tel: 020 7727 8522
Fax: 020 7221 8522