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How to apply
On 1st April 2014 we made some changes to our funding guidelines. However what we can and can’t fund, and our application process, haven’t changed. You can download the new funding guidelines here.
There is no maximum or minimum grant. In some situations we may look at making a loan if this is the most helpful solution.
The Tudor Trust makes grants to voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK. We particularly want to help smaller, community-led organisations which work directly with people who are at the margins of society.
Your organisation needs to demonstrate some of the positive characteristics we are looking for when we make grants – see page 4 of these guidelines. Beyond this the basic requirements are that you have a constitution and a bank account.
Because we try to respond to the needs identified by organisations themselves many of our grants go towards core organisational costs such as salaries and day-to-day running costs. As well as core funding we can also provide project grants, capital grants for buildings or equipment and grants to help strengthen your organisation.
Most grants are made over one, two or three years. We understand that tackling deep-rooted problems takes time so we sometimes fund over a longer period, usually by making a further grant following on from the original one. However, our interest in supporting work in the longer term has to be balanced against our need to encourage new groups and new thinking. This means that our funding can’t continue indefinitely.
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