The Tudor Trust has announced that it is closing to new applications from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023

The Tudor Trust has announced that it is closing to new applications from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. Groups who have not applied previously may not apply during this period. However, it will consider applications for continuation funding from groups it is currently supporting.

The Trust expects to reopen on 1 April 2023 when it will publish updated funding guidelines.

The Trust explains in a statement on its website why it is closing to new applications:

“From April 2022 Tudor’s staff and trustees are setting aside time to re-think how the Trust operates in the future. One of the main drivers for this is the learning we have done around racial justice and how we embed this both internally and through our grant making. We aim to spend time learning how to listen carefully to voices that we may not have heard before. We want to challenge ourselves about how we can acknowledge power dynamics and make ourselves more accessible. We will review how we can incorporate all aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion into our work. We’ll also be spending time on practical work such as revisiting our funding guidelines and website and considering how best to give feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

“We’ve made a start on this work over the last year but the day-to-day work of being a relational funder, particularly in these challenging times, has left little time for more in-depth, strategic work. Our intention is that by temporarily closing to new applicants we will free up enough time for the work we need to do to make us a better, more accountable funder. Our grants managers will still be providing our usual level of support to the 700+ organisation who have grants with us. We don’t want to disrupt our current funding relationships, which is why we have decided that we will still be open to making continuation grants to current grant holders.”