Nationwide Community Grants Programme

Deadline: 5pm on Thursday 22nd November

Nationwide Building Society is looking for housing projects that support the most vulnerable and will strengthen local communities by:

  • Preventing people from losing their home

  • Helping people into a home

  • Supporting people to thrive within the home environmnent

Charities, charitable incorporated organisations, community land trusts or housing co-operatives can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to make a change in their local area. Co-operatives and community benefit societies registered with the Financial Conduct Authority are also eligible as long as their associated activities target housing or homelessness.
How to find out more and apply

Heart of England Community Foundation (HoECF) is leading on the programme for Central England, covering the Hertfordshire districts of Watford, Three Rivers and Dacorum. If you are operating your project in Watford, Three Rivers or Dacorum click here

Essex Community Foundation (ECF) is leading on the programme in the East of England and is working with Hertfordshire Community Foundation to deliver grants in seven districts in our county including Broxbourne, East Herts, North Herts, Welwyn Hatfield, St Albans, Stevenage and Hertsmere.


Please use the links below to read the full criteria and guidance for this programme before starting an application

Eligibility 2019

General guidance 2019

Due diligence 2019

FAQs 2019

If you are operating your project in these districts we encourage you to speak to the grants team on 01707 251351 before starting an application. To assist with this we are holding two Phone In Funding Surgeries to speak to potential applicants. Call on Tuesday 29th October between 2pm and 4pm or Friday 1st November between 10am and 12pm.

To take part call us on 01707 251351 there is no need to book a slot in advance.


To complete an application form click here

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