The Community Grants programme
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.
The fund is open across the UK:
- From 3 June – 5 July in Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, West of England, North West, North Midlands and the North East of England
- From 21 October – 22 November in the South
To find out which area your organisation falls in to and which Community Foundation is managing the fund locally – see our list of local authorities here
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 https://www.nationwide.co.uk/about/why-choose-nationwide/social-investment/community-grants/successful-projects
Applying for funding
You can apply for funding using the link below. To discuss your application please talk to your local Community Foundation.
Nationwide are looking for members who are passionate about their local community and finding local solutions to national housing issues, to become volunteers as part of a Community Board. If you’re Nationwide member and would like to find out more visit