Nationwide Building Society Funding Available

Nationwide Building Society are offering grants to the value of £10,000 to £50,000.

They will be distributing £500,000.00 across 11 UK regions annually because they believe

“Everyone should have a place fit to call home”

Applications for Derbyshire groups will be assessed by Leeds Community Foundation, the closing date is July 5th with decisions provided after a national board meeting to be held in September.

Nationwide will only consider grants that are 50% or more of the total project cost.

Who can apply?

  • Registered charities
  • Charitable incorporated organisations
  • Community land trusts
  • Housing co-operatives

What issues will eligible groups be addressing?

  • Preventing people from losing their home
  • Helping people into a home
  • Supporting people to thrive within the home environment

What will Nationwide like to see?

  • Nationwide are open to supporting fledgling groups who can eventually be self-sustaining and benefit future generations.
  • Nationwide will also be happy to hear from well-established groups who have a tried and tested service that can be reworked and delivered in other areas of the country; with Nationwide’s support.

What exactly will the grant pay for?

  • Up to 20% of requested amount can cover office equipment, supplies, travel and printing
  • Staff and volunteer costs
  • Small scale capital costs (for example computers)
  • Activity/event costs; catering, insurance
  • Staff/volunteer training to support sustainability
  • Building works and refurb costs


How can you apply?

To apply, visit

For further information call Leeds Community Foundation on 0113 242 2426.