The Nationwide Foundation funds work that aims to create decent affordable housing for people in need.
Our strategy seeks to improve the lives of people who are disadvantaged because of their housing circumstances. To do this, we aim to increase the number of decent affordable homes available to them.
Our Decent Affordable Homes strategy began in 2013 and moved into the second phase in 2017. We are committed to this strategy until 2026.
The projects we are funding
Nurturing ideas to change the housing system
- The Smith Institute: £40,100 grant to profile the development of Local Housing Companies and examine their role as providers of new affordable housing
- Town and Country Planning Association: £84,990 grant to identify and analyse innovative models to deliver affordable homes that are being trialled by forward-thinking local authorities in England. Four areas will be identified as suitable to undertake piloting of new models
Backing community-led housing
- New Economics Foundation (NEF): £83,590 grant for three interlinked pieces of research exploring the lack of access to and availability of public land for the development of affordable housing. This will support NEF's ambition to instigate 3-5 new medium or large scale community-led housing developments, providing 5,000 new affordable homes on public land sites that are due for private sale within five years
- National Custom and Self Build Association (NaCSBA) £350,923 grant for a three-year programme to create an expert taskforce that will deliver more affordable self-build and community-led homes across the UK
Transforming the private rented sector
- Centre for Housing Policy at the University of York: a grant for an independent and objective review of the private rented sector in England, to establish broadly whether the sector responds adequately to the needs of its tenants. In addition, a separate project will research the extent to which the private rented sector meets the housing needs of vulnerable tenants
Find out more about our strategy.
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