Nationwide Building Society Now Accepting Applications (UK Wide)

Funding to support work that addresses housing problems in the UK.

The Community Grants programme 2023 is now open, providing two-year grants of £10,000 to £60,000 in total to organisations working in the UK housing sector.

The funding is for local housing projects that will strengthen communities to support the most vulnerable by:

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

Applications are accepted from registered charitable organisations with a housing focus. To be eligible in 2023, charities must:

  • Have been running for at least three years and provide evidence of three years of annual accounts.
  • Have a £25,000 minimum average income over three years.

To make funding decisions, the UK is divided up into regions and applications are reviewed, discussed, and voted on by a regional Community Board made up of Nationwide members and colleagues who live and work in each region. There is a cap on applications to manage volumes and to preserve a success rate of approximately one in four. This means 25% of those who apply within each region will receive funding.

The grants can support a variety of costs associated with project development and delivery, capacity-building, small-scale capital costs and core costs (up to 20% of the amount requested).

The deadline to apply is 1pm on 26 May 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)