What happens at the second stage?
If your application is taken to second stage a member of Tudor’s staff will get in touch with you to introduce themselves as your grants manager and discuss the next steps.
Discovering how best Tudor can help
At the second stage we want to identify the information we need to move your application forward and discover how best Tudor could support your organisation and its work. Sometimes, in talking through your application, some rethinking takes place which means that the request which goes to our trustees has developed from the one you originally submitted. There are no standard forms to complete at the second stage: the assessment process usually involves a detailed telephone conversation or sometimes a visit, though unfortunately we can’t visit everyone.
One of the things we will ask you to think about as you develop your full application is how you will judge whether your work has made a difference. When you report back to us you can then tell us about your assessment of the work you are undertaking and about important milestones you have reached. We are always interested in learning about what works – and about what doesn’t.
Tudor considers all applications as quickly as possible. We aim to make a decision on most applications within three months of their progressing to the second stage, although in some circumstances we can act more swiftly. Complex applications sometimes take longer to develop.
Trustees and staff meet every four weeks to consider applications. They will discuss your application in detail and will usually make an immediate decision on funding, although occasionally they may request further information or a visit if one has not already taken place.
The trustees’ decision
Your grants manager will write to you with the trustees’ decision on your application. If we have made a grant this letter will let you know why our trustees were keen to support your work and will include straightforward terms for its payment. We will also discuss with you how you might assess and report back on your progress during the life of your grant, in a way that is useful to you as well as to us. You can find out more about our terms and conditions and about how we will ask you to keep us informed about your progress in the Information for grant holders section of our website. If the trustees decide not to make a grant we will explain why not.