Tudor makes grants, and provides other types of support, 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: organisations which support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. We want to respond flexibly to your ideas and energy, and to fund effective organisations working to high standards.
Our ability to be flexible can mean that we 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.
An independent grant maker
As an independent grant maker Tudor Trust has an important role to support work which is untried and which has uncertain outcomes. However, innovation is not the be all and end all: Tudor Trust also recognise the need for sound, practical work which seeks to bring stability and well-being into difficult places and situations.
Trusting the groups we fund
We trust the groups we fund and aim to build open and straightforward relationships with the groups we support. Our funding guidelines are broad because we want to support the work that you really want to do. We seek to give you the opportunity and practical tools to do the work that you know is needed. We try to offer high levels of support and engagement when this is helpful and appropriate.
Our two-stage application process gives us more time to work creatively with applicants who reach the second stage. Through careful listening and constructive dialogue we hope to give you the opportunity to think about your options and develop a proposal which focuses on the real needs of your organisation and the people you are working with.