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 eight UK regions annually and is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen your 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.
This fund is open to registered UK charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives.
Partnership and consortia are encouraged to apply. There will be a lead partner that submits the bid and will manage the funds if successful. Lead partners must be an eligible entity but can partner with: statutory organisations, housing associations, companies limited by guarantee with charitable objectives, community interest companies, constituted community or voluntary sector groups. Partnerships should be established before applying.
As a building society, Nationwide takes all necessary steps to prevent financial crime. To do this, they will instruct their third-party payments provider to run due diligence checks on successful organisations before any payments can be made.