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
In 2014 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%.
If you would like to read the survey report you can find it here.
Local Motion - the power of place - communities and funders working together
Local Motion sees six funders joining forces in a commitment to support communities in a more radical, joined-up way. Together they’ve set out to use their collective resources, experience and strengths to maximise the `power of place` working with local partners to challenge existing norms and shape philanthropic practice.
Local Motion will focus on working with local partners who want to find solutions to the social and environmental issues on their doorstep. The project will focus on scoping and responding to the needs of local places, and defining project aims based on those findings.
We’re excited to be partnering with five other funders for Local Motion. To help us progress this work, we are now looking for an experienced, motivated and creative Director of Collaboration who will co-design a new approach or set of proposals with potential communities. It is a role that will involve scoping and recommending the proposals and supporting the relationship between the six foundations and the local partners involved.
Subject to the success of this initial scoping phase, the expectation is that the six funders would then consider the case for providing substantive resources and making a longer-term commitment.
Read about the role here
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