The TDS Charitable Foundation exists to raise the standard of private rented housing management. 

Each year they select particular areas as a focus for their work and funding. In 2018 the Foundation is looking to support projects which focus on one of the following themes:

  • Promoting knowledge of landlords’ obligations
  • Promoting knowledge of tenants’ rights and responsibilities

The growth of the private rented sector has been fuelled  in recent year in part by the rise of the ‘accidental landlord.’ This is often a person who owns property but who is required  by circumstances to let the property. These landlords tend to be inexperienced and not fully understand the obligations that they have to meet as a landlord.

The Foundation invites proposals that will help to educate such landlords about the obligations of being a private landlord.

The Foundation is also aware that many tenants are not fully aware of their rights and responsibilities and the Foundation is inviting proposals which will help educate tenants about their right and responsibilities.

Funding is available under 3 streams: stream strategy:

  • A national funding stream for larger projects with national impact (£50,000 per project)
  • An innovation fund to enable those riskier projects to be funded (£25,000 per project)
  • A community steam for local projects (10,000 per project)

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