Major grants to support vulnerable people's housing needs

2 May, 2023

UK registered charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives can now apply for grants of between £25,000 and £60,000 to support their work in tackling housing issues affecting vulnerable people.

The grants are being made available across 11 UK regions through the £4 million Nationwide Building Society Community Grant Scheme. The programme will fund between 50% to 100% of the total cost of projects lasting up to two years to help prevent people from losing their home, help people into a home or support people to thrive within the home environment.

The types of costs covered by the grant includes:

  • Core costs – up to 20% of the grant amount requested, including running and facility costs, office equipment, supplies, printing, travel and accommodation.
  • Staff and volunteer costs for the project lead partner – including full-time staff, part-time staff, project delivery staff costs and other related expenses.
  • Small-scale capital costs – including one-off expenses for equipment, or fixed assets that may have use or benefit beyond the life of the grant (one financial year), such as computer hardware, or items required to deliver a project, such as paint, paintbrushes
  • and gardening equipment.
  • Activity costs – such as catering or insurance, costs that help deliver projects or activities but fall outside of capital, staffing and volunteering costs.
  • Development and capacity building costs – that support organisational sustainability, such as training staff and volunteers, and external consultancy fees.
  • Building works and refurbishment costs – where they’re essential to the successful delivery of the project.

The closing date for applications is the 26th May 2023. Due to the cap on applications please be aware that certain region may close earlier.


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