The foundation offers funding to organisations in England and Wales to advance education on housing rights and obligations in the private rented sector.
The Foundation was established in 2014 by TDS, the UK’s leading tenancy deposit scheme. As the only not-for-profit scheme in its industry, TDS is committed to raising standards in the private rented sector (PRS) in England and Wales.
The Foundation offers funding for projects that further its objects, which are to advance:
Activities must also meet one or the other of the following 2018 funding themes:
Applications will be considered from organisations that support landlords and tenants to improve standards and educate those involved in the private rented sector.
There are three streams of funding:
Applicants must be clear in the application which stream they are applying for.
Chairman of The TDS Charitable Foundation, Prof. Martin Partington CBE QC said:
“The TDS Charitable Foundation goes right to the heart of the private rented market, with grants aimed directly at benefitting tenants and landlords in communities across England and Wales.
“I’d encourage any organisation or charity that educates and informs tenants, landlords or agents within the PRS to apply…
“The PRS is often difficult to navigate but the projects we support will make sure both landlords and tenants across the country know their rights and responsibilities.”
There are normally three bidding rounds in each financial year.
The next deadline for applications is 14 June 2018 (5pm).