Tindall Family establish Next Generation funding programme
Next Gen (NG) is a new funding programme established by the five children of Stephen and Margaret Tindall, co-founders of The Tindall Foundation.
This new endeavour is a unique learning opportunity for the next generation of Tindalls – Elizabeth, Rob, Kate, Jeremy and Ben – who are keen to become more actively involved in philanthropy and make a difference to the lives of young people.
We hope to grow our own areas of interest in giving, alongside those of The Tindall Foundation, and to learn about the practices of successful philanthropy. We will do this with guidance and mentoring from The Tindall Foundation staff and Trustees. We are excited to be learning the ropes of philanthropy in a more hands-on way by running a funding programme of our own.
Initially, Next Gen will fund a limited number of selected initiatives that use the arts to engage with, and support, vulnerable young people, giving them the opportunities to express themselves and gain confidence and lifelong skills.
Next Gen is a stand-alone funding programme which sits under the umbrella of The Tindall Foundation. It will be run and managed by the next generation of Tindalls.
Next Gen will not except any applications. Instead we will proactively approach organisations we believe fit our core values. We will invite them to share their vision for how they could best use new funds to positively influence the lives of young people.
Initially Next Gen will donate to only two organisations a year. This number may increase over time as we learn and grow.
We are delighted to have selected two donation recipients – Nga Rangatahi Toa and Toi Ora Live Arts Trust. Both are outstanding organisations, using the arts to create opportunities for young people, changing their worlds for the better.
We were very impressed with Nga Ranagatahi Toa and Toi Ora and the incredible work they are doing to assist young people. Not only do they run inspirational arts programmes teaching new skills and offering new experiences, but they encourage creativity, nurture talent and self-belief, mentor young people and offer wider support to help them transition in to education or employment.
How the process works…
First we researched organisations working in this area. We then invited organisations to complete a simple online application. From these we selected two organisations to receive the first round of funding – a small donation to develop a detailed and well thought-out project plan over three months. At the end of this, they presented their projects and were both successful in being granted a more substantial donation to help turn the plan into a reality. We also offered funding for organisational capacity building over and above the project donation.
The Tindall Foundation is a true family foundation. Rob is a Trustee and Liz works part-time running the Foundation’s communications. Kate is currently on secondment with The Vodafone Foundation, however she has worked for TTF in the donations team for the past four years.