Category Archives: Community-led housing

Nationwide Foundation’s funded work given support from housing minister

This week at 10 Downing Street, research funded by the Nationwide Foundation was launched at an event urging senior council leaders to make it easier for people on modest incomes to build their own homes. The research findings were applauded by Brandon Lewis the housing minister and Kevin McCloud, presenter of Grand Designs who both […]

The Nationwide Foundation launches new £1 million empty properties funding programme. Applications welcome for grants and social investments

The Nationwide Foundation is launching a new funding programme to bring long-term empty properties back into use as homes for people in housing need. £1 million will be awarded in the form of grants and social investments to not-for-profit organisations. Organisations can apply for between £100,000 and £175,000. The application period is open from 14th […]

Empty property in Scottish Highlands transformed into a decent, affordable home

A long-term empty property in the Scottish Highlands has been transformed into a decent, affordable home for people in housing need, thanks to funding from the Nationwide Foundation. The bungalow in Acharacle has been empty for over six years, yet this month a local couple in their thirties is moving in following the renovation. Until […]

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 […]

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 […]