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Empty properties in Leeds transformed into decent, affordable homes

The Nationwide Foundation has enabled 26 empty properties in Leeds to be transformed into decent, affordable homes for people in need, in the last 18 months. The Nationwide Foundation gave grants to three organisations in the city (Canopy Housing, Latch and Gipsil) to turn these empty properties into homes. The 67 people who have become […]

Leigh Pearce appointed Chief Executive of the Nationwide Foundation

The Nationwide Foundation is delighted to announce that Leigh Pearce has been appointed to chief executive of the Nationwide Foundation. Leigh has worked at the Nationwide Foundation since 2006 and she has over 11 years’ experience working in the not-for-profit sector. Since March 2014, Leigh has held the role of chief executive on an interim […]

Financial exclusion of private tenants persists and needs addressing

New framework highlights best practice action for local organisations to adopt Despite an overall fall in the number of financially excluded adults in the UK since the early 2000s, initiatives to tackle financial exclusion have largely focussed on social tenants, leaving private tenants overlooked. Now, eight per cent of private tenants (an estimated 650,000 people) […]

Nationwide Foundation funding to lead to more affordable housing in Wales

The Nationwide Foundation is giving new funding of £40,000 to the Wales Co-operative Centre, which will use it to significantly increase the number of housing co-operatives providing affordable homes across Wales. This funding will be used to support 26 co-operative groups as they become established over the next two years. Co-operative housing is community-led, whereby […]

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 […]

Private rental tenants hit by financial exclusion

Research shows some renters struggle with cost and quality of housing New research reveals that many tenants in private rented accommodation, Britain’s fastest growing housing sector, may be living in poor quality properties or struggling to pay their rent and household bills because they are suffering from financial exclusion1. The research, ‘Helping Private Tenants Achieve […]

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 […]