The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards up to £500,000 across eight UK regions annually and is looking for local community housing projects that will strengthen local communities 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 their 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. This fund is open to registered UK charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives.
Partnership and consortia are encouraged to apply. There should 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.
The deadline for applications is 7 December 2018. Successful applicants will be contacted in March 2019.