About the Nationwide Building Society Community Grants programme
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 your 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 your 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.

Who can apply?
This fund is open to registered UK charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives.

Partnership and consortia are encouraged to apply. There will be a lead partner that submits the bid and will manage the funds if successful. Lead partners must be an eligible entity but can partner with: statutory organisations, housing associations, companies limited by guarantee with charitable objectives, community interest companies, constituted community or voluntary sector groups. Partnerships should be established before applying.

How to apply
Applications for grants open on the 29 October 2018 and close on the 7 December. Wiltshire Community Foundation are coordinating this grants programme on behalf of the South West. To apply online, please visit their website here

Further support for applicants
Wiltshire Community Foundation will be holding two phone-in surgeries for applicants. This will provide advice on a proposed application. Applicants can call the Wiltshire Community Foundation Grants Team on 01380 729284 for a phone-in advice surgery on:

  • 13 November 9:30 to 12:30
  • 22 November 9:30 to 12:30