Nationwide Building Society Community Grants

Please read the Essenital Information before applying. 

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.

Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to support local housing projects.  The closing date is Friday 5th July 2019.

Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside will be holding a funding advice session for the Nationwide Community Grants Programme on Wednesday 26 June from 1.30pm to 4.30 pm.  This will provide prospective applicants with an opportunity to discuss their application with a representative from the Foundation.  30 minute slots are available to discuss applications over the phone. To book a slot, please email or ring 0330 440 4900.

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 can be downloaded here

Guidance for applicants: click here

Financial Due Diligence and safeguarding guidance: click here

Frequently Asked Questions: click here

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

Applying for funding

You can apply for funding by clicking here

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


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