The fund is open from the 29 October until 7 December 2018

Nationwide Building Society was founded to help people into homes of their own and its ambition that everyone should have a place fit to call home stands firm today. The Nationwide Community Grants programme awards grants of up to £50,000 to local housing projects that will strengthen local communities by supporting the most vulnerable, find new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.

Nationwide believes doing what is right by their members and their communities is at the heart of what it means to be a building society. Following a member vote in 2007, Nationwide invests at least 1% of pre-tax profits to support good causes each year.

The fund is open in the following regions:

  • Central England
  • East of England
  • North West and North Midlands
  • London
  • South East
  • South West

To see if funding is available in your area please check the  list of local authorities here

Nationwide are looking for members who are passionate about their local community and finding local solutions to national housing issues, to become volunteers as part of a Community Board. You’ll need to be a Nationwide member and commit to meeting twice a year to award up to £500,000 to great causes in your area.

If you’re Nationwide member and would like to find out more visit

Guidance for applicants

We’ve created guidance on what makes a good grant and financial due diligence requirements which we hope will support grant applicants, these can be downloaded below:


The eligibility criteria can be downloaded here