Please note, the deadline for this programme the 22nd November.
Nationwide Building Society was founded to help people into homes of their own and its ambition that everyone should have a place fit to call home stands firm today. The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards grants of up to £50,000 to local housing projects that will strengthen local communities by supporting the most vulnerable by:
- Preventing people from losing their home
- Helping people in to a home
- Supporting people to thrive within the home environment
Nationwide believes doing what is right by their members and their communities is at the heart of what it means to be a building society. Following a member vote in 2007, Nationwide invests at least 1% of pre-tax profits to support good causes each year.
What will the programme support?
- Core costs
- Staff costs
- Development and capacity building costs
- Volunteer costs
- Activity costs
- Small-scale capital costs
- Building works and refurbishment costs will be considered, where they are essential to the successful delivery of the project
Guidance for applicants
We’ve created guidance on what makes a good grant and financial due diligence requirements which we hope will support grant applicants, these can be downloaded below:
Examples of previously funded projects can be found on the Nationwide website.
Further information about the programme can be found here:
Example grants from the Nationwide 2018 Programme
Supporting young people to live independently and achieve their work/learning ambitions in Sussex and Surrey.
YMCA East Surrey
Extending its Nextstep project for young people leaving its accommodation and for under 30’s in housing difficulty.
Opening a shop in Walton High Street for clients/ landlords/the public to come in and discuss their housing needs.
Building shower facilities for the homeless, as well as providing them with a place to launder their clothes.
How do I apply?
Start your application here! Click the link to begin filling in the application form: https://ukcf.secure.force.com/forms/forms/CF/Nationwide2019-R2-Application
The applications will be reviewed and voted on by a regional community board, made up of Nationwide members, colleagues and local housing charities. And it’s more than just money, the funded projects will also get community and volunteering support.