DISCOVER NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY’S COMMUNITY GRANT PROGRAMME
Everyone should have a place fit to call home.
Good housing is vital for building society, which is why it’s always been close to Nationwide’s heart. It was central to how and why the building society began over 150 years ago.
And now, they are working together with their members to support charities that tackle local housing issues and homelessness across the UK.
In fact, they’ve already made a real difference here in the North East. The Community Board initiative has united Nationwide's members and colleagues to truly make a difference in supporting housing issues in local communities.
NATIONWIDE BUILDING SOCIETY’S COMMUNITY BOARD
As a building society, Nationwide members have a say in where Nationwide money goes. And their members asked for at least 1% of pre-tax profits to be dedicated to good causes.
So they've done exactly that.
A Community Board was formed for each region, made up of their local members and colleagues. And together, they decide which local housing projects are awarded a Nationwide Community Grant.
From last year’s work, Nationwide’s support has made a real impact across the North East.
65 vulnerable people were helped to access new accommodation in Tyne and Wear, 502 elderly people in North Tyneside were supported to live independently, 86 women fleeing domestic violence in Middlesbrough were supported into long term homes and 141 young homeless people were helped to find homes in Yorkshire.
But there’s more to do. So, this year, they are supporting 13 more charities to tackle housing issues and homelessness across the North East.
Celebrating Community Grants
Visit nationwide.co.uk to find out who Nationwide Building Society is supporting near you.
Age UK North Tyneside
Age UK North Tyneside offers a full range of professional home care services including support and advice for people living with dementia, exercise programmes for older people and information and advice for carers, and friends and family.
Art Therapy Yorkshire
We’re an established professional art therapy organisation. Our classes are effective therapy for individuals experiencing deep trauma and harmful patterns of behaviour. Working alongside their HCPC registered therapist, clients use creativity to describe, acknowledge and resolve trauma, seeking ways to move onto a position of thriving.
Citizens Advice Mid North Yorkshire
We provide free, confidential and impartial advice and campaign on big issues affecting people’s lives. Our goal is to help everyone find a way forward, whatever problem they face.
Crisis Skylight Newcastle
We offer education, training and advice to homeless and vulnerable people in our centre in Newcastle. We invited individuals along to engagement gateway sessions at our centre which take place three times a week which range from maths, to mental wellbeing, yoga and beyond.
Daisy Chain Project Teeside
Daisy Chain helps over 2,300 families affected by autism in the Tees Valley area, and continues to develop facilities and services in line with its founder's vision and the local need.
East Cleveland Youth Housing Trust
East Cleveland Youth Housing Trust works to help young people improve their lives in the community where they live and work. This is through offering a diverse range of opportunities and experience.
Emmaus North East
Emmaus North East is a charity that provides a home and meaningful work to up to 15 formerly homeless people who work alongside local volunteers at the Emmaus charity shops in Hebburn and Low Fell.
Foundations Furniture Gardening Project
Foundations Furniture addresses poverty and disadvantage in Gateshead. Our charity is based in the heart of the community and supports households from all across the Borough, helping them to lead safe, settled and comfortable home lives.
Moving On Durham
We work alongside homeless young people to help them rebuild their lives, with a new home and a fresh start. Our Support Team help build skills, resilience and confidence so our young people can live sustainably and independently.
My Sisters Place
My Sisters Place is an independent specialist One Stop Shop for women aged 16 or over who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence. We are committed to working in partnership to tackle domestic violence.
Oasis Community Foundation
Oasis is a movement of volunteers, activists and professionals that work in 36 communities across the UK. Through our integrated community hub model we seek to create a new sense of neighbourhood in communities that had previously been forgotten by society.
SHAID Single Homeless Action Initiative Derwentside
SHAID provides a range of housing advice, support and related services to help young people make the difficult transition to living independently in the community. Support includes help with your housing rights, finding somewhere to live and advice for living alone.
The Preston Road Women’s Centre Ltd
The Preston Road Women’s Centre provides information, support and advice to women in Hull. It is an organization run by women for women, offering a wide range of services under one roof. Women can drop in to access any of our services or to meet other women in a safe environment.