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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 […]

The Nationwide Foundation supports rural housing initiative

This week is Rural Housing Week and the Nationwide Foundation is pleased to have funded a project which has successfully raised awareness of and enthusiasm for community-led housing across rural North and East Yorkshire. This has led to the initiation of 12 pilot housing projects to create homes for people in need. Where there had […]

New Rugg Review will provide much-needed insight into private rented sector.

Thorough, independent review to deliver better information about this growing tenure With private renting under the spotlight more than ever before and the number of people living in this sector on the rise, more knowledge and understanding is urgently required. Therefore, the Nationwide Foundation is funding the University of York to conduct an in-depth review […]

Funding community-led housing in rural areas

Rural Housing Week shines a spotlight on the need for more affordable, good quality housing across Yorkshire. Rural Action Yorkshire and the North and East Yorkshire Rural Housing Enabler Network (RHE Network) have launched a new initiative to help communities to look at solving the problem in their own village or market town by taking […]

Empty Homes charity highlights empty commercial property potential

Creating affordable homes from empty commercial spaces can be both viable and attractive, according to case studies featured in a new research report by the campaigning charity Empty Homes, funded by the Nationwide Foundation, and launched at a parliamentary audience hosted by Mark Prisk MP. Although there are undoubtedly a number of challenges in successfully […]

Age UK London tackling the challenges and vulnerabilities of older private sector tenants

Age UK London is beginning work to raise awareness of the needs of older private sector tenants in London to find solutions to problems they face. There are 146,000 households renting privately in London where at least one person is aged over 50, and projections suggest this number will rise. Between 2009 and 2014, the […]

Locality gives communities the chance to tackle the housing crisis by helping them to build their own homes

A new programme to help communities tackle the housing crisis by building their own homes has been launched by Locality, using funding from the Nationwide Foundation. The Early Stage Support Programme launched on 11 May 2016 will help 22 community groups start up their own community-led housing projects to provide affordable, decent homes for local […]