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Nationwide boosts housing causes by £500,000

  • Charitable organisations in the West have been applying for grants of up to £50,000 from Nationwide
  • Grants aimed at tackling housing issues in local communities
  • Nationwide’s Community Grant fund has awarded nearly £500k to 13 projects across the region
  • Successful applicants have now been announced on Nationwide’s website

A number of local community housing projects and charities are celebrating after successfully securing funding from Nationwide Building Society’s Community Grant fund.

Nationwide, the world’s largest building society, is supporting charities tackling the many issues associated with housing, and therefore made £500,000 available to causes committed to making a difference in communities across the region.

Applications for the grants closed on 5 July 2019, and Nationwide is now pleased to announce the names of those local community housing projects and charities who have been successful in securing grants from the fund. The full list of successful applicants can be viewed now on its website – nationwide.co.uk/communityfunding.

Nationwide invited applications from across the region for grants of up to £50,000 to fund housing projects focused on strengthening local communities and committed to making a real difference in local areas. Projects range from innovative new housing and improving living conditions, to supporting the most vulnerable members of the community.

Gareth Franks, Nationwide’s Regional Director for West region, said: “We’re delighted to announce the outcome of our latest Community Grants programme, with thirteen housing related charities and organisations across the region collectively benefitting from the Community Grant programme’s funds.

“In 2007 our members voted for us to donate at least one percent of our pre-tax profits to good causes and that the focus should be on issues around housing. The Community Grants programme is one of the ways we’re trying to make a long-lasting difference, helping people living without the guarantee or stability of suitable, secure or affordable accommodation.”

Nationwide has now awarded over £7.1 million to more than 189 projects across the UK. With Community Boards in each region of the UK, Nationwide will be investing over £20 million in housing projects over 5 years to support local charities and organisations working to tackle housing issues in local communities.

Projects benefitting from the grants range from helping young people to gain access to sustainable tenancies to supporting therapeutic art sessions for homeless people with mental health challenges.

The final decisions on the successful applications were made by a local Community Board made up of Nationwide members and colleagues.