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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 […]

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 […]

Older Renters “Living in Fear” in London

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY AGE UK LONDON. Funded by the Nationwide Foundation, Age UK London’s Older Private Sector Tenants Programme has spent the last 18 months investigating the state of the private rental market for older Londoners. This has resulted in the publication of our new research report: “Living in Fear: Experiences of Older Private-Renters […]

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 […]

Right to Build expert task force launched

NEWS RELEASE ISSUED BY NACSBA. Richard Bacon MP announced as Right to Build Task Force Ambassador The National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) has announced the launch of a new Right to Build Expert Task Force. The Task Force will help Local Authorities, community groups and other organisations across the UK deliver large, affordable […]