Nationwide Community Grants

26th October 2018

Please note, we are currently not accepting applications for this programme

The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards up to £500,000 across eight UK regions annually and is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen the local community by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.

Charities, community land trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in the local area. 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.

The programme will 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.

You can download the full guidance criteria here.

You can read the FAQ’s here.

Further information about the programme can be found here:


This programme has its own online application form, click the button below to apply.

Applicant Support Surgeries

In need of further support and information? Community Foundations in Kent and the Heart of England are offering application advice sessions.

Please note, we are currently not accepting applications for this programme