Nationwide Building Society Community Funding

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 by:

  • Preventing people from losing their home
  • Helping people in to a home
  • Supporting people to thrive within the home environment

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.

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:

Due Diligence Guidance

Frequently Asked Question’s

General Application Guidance

Nationwide North Application Guidance Notes

Examples of previously funded projects can be found on the Nationwide website


Nationwide members

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

Size of grants

Grants are available between £10,000 and £50,000 for between 50% and 100% of project costs

How to apply?

Please get in touch with Jackie or Roxanne at Two Ridings Community Foundation on 01904 929500 if you have any questions about applying.

Leeds Community Foundation are managing applications from Craven and Harrogate Districts.

County Durham Community Foundation are manging applications from York, Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, Scarborough, Hambleton, Ryedale and Richmondshire and Selby.



Nationwide Building Society Application Form