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Nationwide Community Grants Programme (Closing 22nd November 2019)

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:

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:

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 <LINK>

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:

** Full Eligibility Criteria for Nationwide Grants **

** Guidance for Applicants **

** 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

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