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 Scotland. 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 Scotland. 

12 young care leavers moved into their own homes in Edinburgh, 5 properties were leased to house homeless people in Dundee, 636 homeless people were supported in Aberdeen and an accommodation officer helped 46 refugees in Glasgow.

But there’s more to do. So, this year, they are supporting 12 more charities to tackle housing issues and homelessness across Scotland.

FIND OUT MORE

Celebrating Community Grants

Visit nationwide.co.uk to find out who Nationwide Building Society is supporting near you.