Nationwide Building Society Community Grant

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 up to £500,000 across 11 UK regions annually.

Nationwide are looking for local housing projects that will strengthen local communities to support the most vulnerable by:

  • Preventing people from losing their home
  • Helping people in to a home
  • Supporting people to thrive within the home environment

Who can apply - Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in your local area. The applications will be reviewed and voted on by a regional Community Board, made up of Nationwide members and colleagues. And it’s more than just money, the funded projects will also get community and volunteering support.

Priority will be given to organisations that:

  • Illustrate a clear link to Nationwide’s ambition for everyone to have a place fit to call home and can demonstrate the impact their project will have on the local community
  • Projects that are supporting people in housing need in original or creative ways. This includes both projects already delivering local impact and those carrying out research to find new ways to challenge the housing crisis
  • Have projects/ideas that have the potential to be used by others across the country
  • Have robust plans to measure and report on the difference the grant will make
  • Can demonstrate sustainability beyond the life of the grant, by building the skills of staff and volunteers, diversifying funding streams and providing long-term solutions for the people they are helping
  • That can evidence knowledge of local issues and have a network of local connections

Open - deadline to to submit a grant application 22 November 2019

Organisations from across the south west (Wiltshire & Swindon, Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Cornwall, Bristol, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire) can apply through Somerset Community Foundation. For furtner information and to apply visit: Nationwide Community Grants Application 

If you would like to discuss your project please email: nationwide@somersetcf.org.uk

Further information about this grants programme and previously funded projects visit:  Nationwide Buidling Society Community Grants