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TDS foundation on track to spend £1m on better lettings

£753,375 has already been given in grants to UK organisations including £293,000 this year which, if repeated, would take it over £1m next year.

Sheila Manchester

The TDS Charitable Foundation has published its 2018/2019 Annual Review, revealing how the charity has distributed over £293,000 of grants to nine different organisations across England and Wales in the last financial year.

The Foundation, funded by donations from The Dispute Service (TDS), operates in England and Wales, awarding grants to encourage best practice in the management of private rented housing and education of landlords on their obligations. It also seeks to promote the rights and responsibilities of tenants.

To date, the Foundation has awarded £753,375 of funds to a range of different ventures.

Link to Charities newsProfessor Martin Partington CBE QC (left), Chair of the TDS Charitable Foundation, said, “By contributing to the work being carried out by so many worthwhile organisations, we hope these projects will have a real impact and help more people understand not only how the PRS works but what their roles and responsibilities are.”

The charity opens up bidding rounds three times a year and welcomes applications that aim to advance education in housing rights and promote knowledge in conflict resolution and legal requirements of landlords and tenants.

In Scotland, The Dispute Service is a partner in the SafeDeposits Scotland Charitable Trust, funded by donations from SafeDeposits Scotland, the country’s largest tenancy deposit scheme.

For full details on the grants awarded in 2018/2019 visit: TDS Charitable Foundation Review.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 20th January 2020. Funding is capped at £10,000 for each successful project, enabling the charity to maximise its support to deserving organisations around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Further details can be found on the TDS Foundation website.

The Review is now available to read here: http://tdsfoundation.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/TDS-Charitable-Foundation-Annual-Review-2019_Final_Interactive.pdf

November 25, 2019

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