Our guidelines are broad so inevitably we receive many more applications than we can fund. In practice, around one in eight applicants receives a grant.

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How to apply

Tudor launched new Funding Guidelines on 1st April 2021, and we have also moved our first-stage application process online.

The process is very simple. There is a brief form to complete, which asks for basic information about your organisation. You will then be asked to upload three documents: along with the form these make up your first-stage proposal.

If you haven’t read our guidelines yet, please do take a look as they contain lots of useful information about our application process. You can find up-to-date details about the kinds of grants we make and what we are looking for in What we do. Please also check out What we don’t fund to make sure you are eligible to apply.

Full details of what you need to send us, and how to complete our online form are available via the main page links at the top or left of your screen. Please read everything carefully before you begin.

There are no deadlines – you can apply at any time


We will acknowledge your application by email once we have received it and then aim to let you know within a month whether your application has progressed to the second stage.

Once an application gets to the second stage it usually takes around three months for you to receive a final decision.

So on average it takes us around four months to make a grant: please bear this in mind when you are thinking about the best time to apply.

How likely are you to receive a grant?

Tudor has broad and open guidelines so inevitably we receive many more applications than we can fund. Last year we received around 2,500 applications. In practice, around one in eight applications receives a grant.

This is why we have a two-stage application process. We realise that putting together a full funding application is demanding and time consuming so we ask all applicants to complete a brief first-stage proposal instead.

If you reach the second stage your chance of success will be much higher. But a grant isn’t guaranteed: a few applications drop out before they reach the final committee stage and not all applications discussed by committee members will get a grant.