Nationwide is the world’s largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. It is also a major provider of current accounts, credit cards, ISAs and personal loans. Nationwide has around 15 million members.
The Society was founded to enable anyone to have a place fit to call home; based on feedback from its members, it’s launched a programme to help make this happen. Nationwide is working with colleagues, members and housing experts across the UK to find local solutions to national housing issues and make a long-lasting difference to communities.
It’s offering grants of up to £50,000 to local housing projects and charities. All applications are passed to regional Community Boards, who shortlist them and ask members in the local area to vote. That means the communities you’re working in get to have their say on where the grants go. And it’s not just money you’ll be getting. It’s volunteer support from our local branches and members too.
More details of Nationwide’s Community Grants programme can be found at: www.nationwide.co.uk/communityfunding.