Grants and social investments available to tackle empty homes

The Nationwide Foundation is offering grants and social investments to organisations which are bringing empty properties into use for people in need. Applications for grants and social investments of between £15,000 and £140,000 are invited between 1 May and 30 June 2013.†

Priority will be given to schemes including one or more of the following:

Funding for the following costs can be applied for:

Funds are limited so the Foundation's support is expected to complement other sources of funding which the organisation has. Applicants can apply for grant funding or programme related (social) investment loans, depending on which are the most appropriate for the scheme.

Organisations and registered charities can apply for funding, however the Nationwide Foundation does not fund individuals or statutory bodies.

Organisations interested in applying for a grant or social investment should visit the Nationwide Foundationís website to check the guidelines and criteria as well as to access the online application.www.nationwidefoundation.org.uk

In April the Nationwide Foundation launched its new Decent, Affordable Homes strategy which reflects its vision for everyone in the UK to have access to a decent home which they can afford.†

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