The TDS Charitable Foundation is inviting funding bids from organisations that promote knowledge of landlords’ obligations or educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities.
Submissions for the 12th round of funding must be received by 17 September 2018. A maximum of £5,000 is available for each project.
The Foundation was established by TDS in 2014 to support projects that champion best practice in the private rented sector (PRS), or promote education and information to raise standards.
In the last round of funding, the Foundation made four awards to organisations across England and Wales, totalling £76,063. This broke through the half a million-pound total, bringing the overall amount awarded to over £536,200 across 48 projects – ranging from the publication of a suite of guidance for a national student organisation to a charity that supports deaf tenants in understanding their rights and responsibilities.
Prof. Martin Partington CBE QC (pictured), chairman of the TDS Charitable Foundation, said: “It’s incredible to see the diverse range of organisations that have been awarded funding from the Foundation.
“Every round, we see organisations representing all areas of the PRS and when we hear how the funding is used, it’s heartening to know that the TDS Charitable Foundation is making such a huge difference.
“We are always looking for exciting and innovative suggestions, proposals and projects and I’d encourage any organisation or charity that educates and informs tenants, landlords, agents and property professionals within the PRS to apply ahead of the September deadline.”
Applications for funding can be made online and must be submitted before 5pm on Monday 17 September 2018.