The funding is specifically for local housing projects that will strengthen local 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. Housing-focused charities across the UK can apply.

The 2023 round will open on 25 April 2023 and close on 26 May (1pm).

The Community Boards will favour projects that illustrate a clear link to Nationwide’s ambition for everyone to have a place fit to call home and can demonstrate the impact their project will have on the local community.
Are supporting people in housing need, in original or creative ways. This includes both projects already delivering local impact and those carrying out research to find new ways to challenge the housing crisis. Have the potential to inspire and be used by others across the country. Have robust plans to measure and report on the difference the grant will make. Can demonstrate sustainability beyond the life of the grant, by building the skills of staff and volunteers, diversifying funding streams and providing long-term solutions for the people they are helping. Projects that can evidence knowledge of local issues and have a network of local connections.

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.

Grants of between £10,000 and £60,000 are available. The funding period is for either one or two years. Nationwide will fund between 50% to 100% of the total project cost. For example, groups applying for a £60,000 project should apply for a minimum of £30,000.

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