Yearly Archives: 2015

Communities need more power over local housing to get homes built

With funding from the Nationwide Foundation, Demos (a cross-party think tank) has launched a report exploring the theory that giving communities more power over local housing development can help to get more homes built. This work included investigating the barriers facing community-led housing models and how effectively these barriers are being overcome. Headline findings from […]

Liverpool Street wins the Turner Prize

Former empty homes in Liverpool which have been turned into decent affordable homes using funding from the Nationwide Foundation are now the centre of attention in the art world. The renowned Turner Prize was won by Assemble, a collective of 18 architects which has worked alongside Granby Four Streets CLT (a project funded by the […]

Nationwide Foundation’s funded work given support from housing minister

This week at 10 Downing Street, research funded by the Nationwide Foundation was launched at an event urging senior council leaders to make it easier for people on modest incomes to build their own homes. The research findings were applauded by Brandon Lewis the housing minister and Kevin McCloud, presenter of Grand Designs who both […]

The Nationwide Foundation launches new £1 million empty properties funding programme. Applications welcome for grants and social investments

The Nationwide Foundation is launching a new funding programme to bring long-term empty properties back into use as homes for people in housing need. £1 million will be awarded in the form of grants and social investments to not-for-profit organisations. Organisations can apply for between £100,000 and £175,000. The application period is open from 14th […]

Empty property in Scottish Highlands transformed into a decent, affordable home

A long-term empty property in the Scottish Highlands has been transformed into a decent, affordable home for people in housing need, thanks to funding from the Nationwide Foundation. The bungalow in Acharacle has been empty for over six years, yet this month a local couple in their thirties is moving in following the renovation. Until […]

Empty properties in Leeds transformed into decent, affordable homes

The Nationwide Foundation has enabled 26 empty properties in Leeds to be transformed into decent, affordable homes for people in need, in the last 18 months. The Nationwide Foundation gave grants to three organisations in the city (Canopy Housing, Latch and Gipsil) to turn these empty properties into homes. The 67 people who have become […]

Leigh Pearce appointed Chief Executive of the Nationwide Foundation

The Nationwide Foundation is delighted to announce that Leigh Pearce has been appointed to chief executive of the Nationwide Foundation. Leigh has worked at the Nationwide Foundation since 2006 and she has over 11 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector. Since March 2014, Leigh has held the role of chief executive on an interim […]