New grantmaker for private rented sector 44 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 7 January 2014 | News Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Tenancy Deposit Scheme (TDS) has created a charity which will provide funding for training, education and projects to promote best practice in the private rented sector.The TDS Charitable Foundation has been registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the Charity Commission. Most of its income will come from from unclaimed deposit monies paid to tenants but never cashed, “even after strenuous efforts to track down the tenants”.The TDS is a government approved provider of tenancy deposit protection and alternative dispute resolution in England and Wales.Steve Harriott, Chief Executive of TDS said:“The TDS Charitable Foundation is the next step in our long term commitment to helping raise standards in the private rented sector. Industry practices are coming under close scrutiny at the moment, but training and accreditation remain entirely voluntary in the lettings industry.“Letting property unprepared leaves everyone open to risk and we hope the TDS Charitable Foundation will help make support more accessible for landlords, letting agents and tenants, and provide valuable resources for providers of training and education.”The TDS Charitable Foundation is a registered charity and will begin accepting applications for funding from April 2014. Tagged with: Funding Photo: Red house key by Oleksiy Mark on Shutterstock.com About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.