Other areas of work
Here you can find information about specific projects, partnerships or pieces of work which lie outside our normal grant making.
The Community Land Trust Fund
The Community Land Trust Fund supports fledgling Community Land Trust projects by providing both funding and expert support. Community Land Trusts (CLTs) seek to address local housing need by creating affordable housing and community resources through the co-operative ownership of land by the local community. Tudor is one of the funders of the Community Land Trust Fund, alongside the Esmeé Fairbairn Foundation, the Nationwide Foundation and CAF Venturesome. Full details of the fund, and information about how to apply, can be found here.
Tudor’s Africa Group
Tudor’s reactive grant making focuses solely on work within the UK, but we do also work proactively in sub-Saharan Africa. A small group of trustees and staff has, for some years, been developing a programme of support for projects promoting sustainable agriculture. This group is assisted by a consultant based in Zimbabwe.
As part of this programme about 30 organisations based in Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe receive a variety of strategic support including grants towards core running costs, capacity building grants, funding for exchange visits within Africa and in some cases, capital grants to build infrastructure. Currently the group is focusing on building a stronger sustainable agriculture network through resourcing centres of good practice and farmer- to-farmer learning.
We do not accept unsolicited applications from groups working in sub-Saharan Africa.
Survey of applicants and grant holders: Autumn 2014
Last year Tudor commissioned nfpSynergy to survey a mixture of grant holders and unsuccessful applicants to get a sense of their understanding and perceptions of the Tudor Trust and their views on what we do well and where we need to improve. We sent out 2,800 invitations to take part in the survey and nfpSynergy received 820 responses: 371 from grant holders and 449 from unsuccessful applicants, a response rate of 29%.
We'd like to thank the many groups which took the time to complete the survey and share their views: it has been really useful to have your feedback and we are now spending some time looking at the many issues raised. If you would like to read the survey report you can find it here.