Nationwide Community Grants

The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards up to £500,000 across eight UK regions annually and is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen the local community by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.

Charities, community land trusts and housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in the local area. The applications will be reviewed and voted on by a regional community board, made up of Nationwide members, colleagues and local housing charities. And it’s more than just money, the funded projects will also get community and volunteering support.

The programme will support:
• Projects in Barrow and South Lakeland only
• Core costs
• Staff costs
• Development and capacity building costs
• Volunteer costs
• Activity costs
• Small-scale capital costs
• Building works and refurbishment costs will be considered, where they are essential to the successful delivery of the project

The programme will not support:
• Major/large-scale capital costs – vehicles, land, property
• Retrospective costs – reimbursement for costs already incurred
• Over 25% of your annual income
• Volunteer costs
• Less than 50% of a total project cost, project costs of over 50% will be part funded if the organisation can secure the remaining project costs within two months of the award

Download  the full guidance on criteria here.

Click here to apply.

For more information, click here.

The deadline for applications is Friday 7th December 2018.