Nationwide Building Society – Community Grants


Please note, you must apply for this programme through your nearest participating Community Foundation. To find out which area your organisation falls in to and which Community Foundation is managing the fund locally, please see our please see our list of Local Authority areas.

The Nationwide 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 current funding round is open from Monday 21 October until Friday 22 November.

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:

The full eligibility criteria

Guidance for applicants

Guidance Financial Due Diligence and Safeguarding Guidance 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Examples of previously funded projects can be found on the Nationwide website.

Applying for funding

You can apply for funding using the link below. To discuss your application please talk to your local Community Foundation.

Application form

Nationwide members

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 the Nationwide website.

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