Category Archives: Grant-making

New Affordable Housing Commission launched

A new Affordable Housing Commission, chaired by Lord Best, has been established by leading thinktank The Smith Institute, with funding from the Nationwide Foundation. The Commission will examine the causes and impacts of the affordability crisis and propose solutions. This will include looking at whether the existing definition of affordable housing is fit for purpose […]

£450,000 funding available for tenants’ voice work

We have opened a dedicated stream of funding to strengthen, support and champion the growth of tenants’ voice work, so that private rented sector tenants have more of a say in the issues that affect their lives and homes. We believe that tenants should be central to any changes to the private rented sector. Yet at the […]

Landmark review slams successive governments for ‘unquestioning’ and ‘uncoordinated’ policy on private renting

A landmark review of the private rented sector in England by academics at the University of York has criticised successive governments for poor policy-making and a lack of strategy that is failing millions of tenants. Released today, The Evolving Private Rented Sector: its Contribution and Potential, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, is a detailed, independent […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Nationwide Foundation becomes a Living Wage Friendly Funder

The Nationwide Foundation is leading the way by joining the Living Wage Foundation’s new scheme for charity funders. In becoming a Living Wage Friendly Funder, the Nationwide Foundation will be ensuring the Living Wage is paid in the staff posts it funds to carry out projects. The Nationwide Foundation is an independent charitable funder which […]

The Nationwide Foundation wins Charity Awards

The Nationwide Foundation is over the moon to have been awarded winner of the Grant-making and Funding category of The Charity Awards 2014. This prestigious award event identifies and rewards those organisations doing exceptional work though charitable activity. This is the second award the Nationwide Foundation has won recently, having received the Business Charity Awards’ […]

The Nationwide Foundation commended for its excellence in grant-making strategy

The Nationwide Foundation has been commended as a finalist in the Directory of Social Change (DSC) Awards 2013. The awards event celebrated best practice in the charity and not for profit sector. The Nationwide Foundation was shortlisted as one of three finalists in the category of the Great Giving Funders Award. The winner was decided […]

New strategy gets underway

The Nationwide Foundation has launched its new strategy which aims to create decent, affordable housing for people in need. The Foundation’s work includes: Bringing empty properties into use as homes for people in need. Improving the living conditions of vulnerable tenants in private rented sector homes. Exploring alternative, affordable housing models to provide more affordable […]