Author Archives: Natalie Tate

Innovative housing project gets underway in Bristol

The Nationwide Foundation has funded Knowle West Media Centre in Bristol with a grant of £161,160 to support the community to deliver its own affordable housing and therefore address its affordable housing shortage problem. The We Can Make project, run by Knowle West Media Centre, is exploring an innovative way to solve local housing problems, by […]

New toolkit provides one-stop-shop for community-led housing

Using funding from the Nationwide Foundation, the Housing Association Charitable Trust (Hact) has launched a new toolkit for community-led housing. The toolkit brings together, for the first time, all the specialist documentation required to develop a community-led housing scheme into one place. The online toolkit is free and has over 200 pages, with huge amounts […]

New grant gives a voice to London’s private tenants

The Nationwide Foundation has given a grant of £46,000 to the Renters’ Rights London project, run by Camden Federation of Private Tenants. The project will work with selected local authorities to improve the support that they offer to private rented sector tenants and will empower tenants to use the help available and voice their opinions about […]

Manchester’s private rented sector set to undergo significant transformation

The private rented sector in Greater Manchester is set to undergo significant transformation. A new project, Transforming the Private Rented Sector in Greater Manchester, will find system-wide solutions to improve renting for vulnerable tenants in Greater Manchester. The project will innovate and improve upon services and interventions. Ideas for solutions will be explored through a […]

Over 20 community-led housing projects given a boost to get underway

Our funding of a programme to support community-led housing schemes in their infancy has had great results. The availability of support can make or break whether a much-needed scheme can get off the ground. We want to ensure that community groups wanting to deliver community-led housing can realise their vision and ultimately enable local people […]

The Nationwide Foundation gives over £1 million to back community-led housing

The Nationwide Foundation is awarding over £1 million to support the growth of community-led housing, so that the sector can deliver more decent, affordable homes for people in need. Six organisations will use the funding to provide support and advice to community-led housing groups. The Nationwide Foundation recognises that, while there is a growing appetite […]

Funding awarded for Housing First feasibility study

The Nationwide Foundation has given a grant to Shekinah Mission, which has commissioned Crisis to undertake a feasibility study that will look at how the housing system in Torbay can become a Housing First system. The study will be used as evidence to influence decision-makers in Torbay to implement the Housing First approach across the area […]

Nationwide Foundation funds two Scottish community-led housing projects

The Nationwide Foundation has awarded funding of over £500,000 to two charities in Scotland to support the growth of community-led housing. The funding has been awarded to Dumfries and Galloway Small Communities Housing Trust (DGSCHT) and The Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust (HSCHT) which will both use it to offer the information, support, advice and […]

Young Foundation launches new housing innovation programme to unlock solutions in the private rented sector

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE YOUNG FOUNDATION. As the Government focuses its recent budget on an overloaded, crisis-ridden housing sector, today (5/12/17) The Young Foundation launches its first Reimagining Rent ventures cohort, funded by the Nationwide Foundation. Reimagining Rent is a unique programme working with innovative initiatives that are tackling many of the challenges of the […]

Councils set to build 15,000 homes a year, says new report on the rise of local housing companies

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY THE SMITH INSTITUTE. Councils across England are not waiting for government to give them the green light to get building again. Hundreds of councils are in fact already providing new homes to rent or buy through their own arms-length local housing companies. This “quiet revolution” in council-home building could see local […]