Nationwide Building Society believes that everyone deserves a place fit to call home and recognises that with a shortage of new properties, outdated rental stock and a lack of support for the vulnerable, many people end up in unsuitable, unsafe, or unaffordable accommodation. Nationwide launched the community grants programme to offer local organisations with great housing solutions the opportunity to apply for grants of up to £50,000.
So far almost £4.2 million has been awarded to more than 100 local housing projects across the UK. The projects funded so far have been driven by local housing needs and chosen by local members. They range from refurbishing derelict and empty homes in South East Cornwall for local communities to providing housing support to the homeless in Cambridge.
The programme opens for applications in June 2019 for projects in Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales, North West & North Midlands, West of England and North East England.