The Nationwide Foundation shortlisted for award

The Nationwide Foundation, a grant making charity set up and supported by Nationwide has been shortlisted in the Directory of Social Change (DSC) awards 2013. These awards celebrate best practice in the charity and not for profit sector. The Nationwide Foundation, which gives grants and social investments to charitable organisations, has been shortlisted as one of three finalists in the category of the Great Giving Funders Award. The nomination is for work the Foundation carried out to help vulnerable people affected by financial exclusion, financial abuse, housing problems and debt.

The winner of the awards will be decided by an online public vote. If you would like to show your support for the Foundation, you can vote at www.socialchangeawards.org.uk. Voting closes at 9am on Monday 18th November and is open to anyone. You are not required to submit any data - simply click to vote.

The Nationwide Foundation demonstrated to the short-listing judging panel that it improved grant-making by giving clear guidance and support to charities. The Foundation also showed how it works with grant applicants to address concerns and respond to changing needs in the wider environment. The award submission is for the Foundation's work on the grant-making strategy, Money Matters, Homes Matter, Families Matter which ended in April this year.

More information about the Nationwide Foundation can be found at www.nationwidefoundation.org.uk - this site is accessible to all employees. The Nationwide Foundation is grateful for the support it receives from Nationwide's employees.

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