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Know of a good cause in need of cash? Deadline looms for TDS charitable giving

Agents who know any charities or other organisations working to improve the lot of tenants and landlords in the private rented sector should urge them to apply for a £5,000 grant from deposit scheme TDS.

Organisations have until 5pm on the 17th of September to apply for funding from the TDS Charitable Foundation, which this time around is giving grants of up to £5,000 for each project.

Its previous round of giving earlier this year totalled £76,063 and took its total funding over the £500,000 mark.

The foundation was set up four years ago and its grants have backed nearly 40 projects so far including a tenant magazine in Bristol, an online renters’ toolkit and a Citizens Advice Bureau scheme in South London, a national tenancy advice line for EU migrants, a free legal advice service for tenants run by law students in Bristol and cash for both campaign group Generation Rent and the Residential Landlords Association.

All were given the money to help tenants and landlords better understand how the private rental market works and have included seminars, conferences, workshops, booklets and guides, webinars and videos, and research.

“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,” says TDS Charitable Foundation Chairman Martin Partington (left).

“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.”


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