What we do
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 that work directly with people who are at the margins of society: organisations that support positive changes in people’s lives and in their communities. We want to respond flexibly to your ideas and energy, and provide support in a way which is helpful and enabling.
Our funding guidelines are broad because we want to support the work that you really want to do. We aim to give you the opportunity and practical tools to do the work that you know is needed.
We aim to be flexible, which means that we are in a good position to support organisations which are in transition, whether they are entering a period of growth and development or are responding creatively to challenging circumstances as so many are at the moment.
An independent grant maker
As an independent grant maker an important part of our role is to support work which is untried and which has uncertain outcomes. However, we are not interested in innovation for innovation’s sake: we also recognise the need for sound, practical work which seeks to bring stability and wellbeing 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. 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 engage with applicants who reach the second stage. There are no forms at second stage. Instead, through careful listening and constructive dialogue, we hope to give you the opportunity to think about your options and develop a proposal that focuses on the real needs of your organisation and the people you are working with.