The Charitable Foundation of TDS, the deposit protection scheme, has announced that it made just over £94,000 in awards in its latest round of funding in a bid to help improve the private rented sector across different parts of the country.
TDS Charitable Foundation has now awarded more than £400,000 to organisations to advance education on housing rights and obligations in the private rented sector across England and Wales over the past four years, with the latest funds split among ten organisations and charities across England.
Projects being awarded funding include:
Easton and Lawrence Hill Neighbourhood Management
Community Links Bromley
South Hams Citizens Advice Bureau
Father Hudson's Society
Centre for Sustainable
Firvale Community Hub
Living Options Devon
Newcastle City Council (Private Rented Service)
Avon and Bristol Law Centre (ABLC)
Ealing Equality Council
Prof. Martin Partington CBE QC, chairman of The TDS Charitable Foundation, said: “We’re proud to support the ten initiatives receiving awards. The PRS is often difficult to navigate but the projects we’re supporting will go somewhere to make sure that both landlords and tenants across the country know their rights and responsibilities.
“The TDS Charitable Foundation goes right to the heart of the private rented market, with grants aimed directly at benefitting tenants and landlords in communities across England and Wales.
“Applications from similar organisations for our next round of funding will be close on 4 October 2017 and we’d encourage any organisation or charity that educates and informs tenants, landlords or agents to apply.”
The TDS Charitable Foundation hopes to break £500,000 in total by the next round of funding, where the £500,000 overall mark is expected to be achieved, with applications now being received.