Nationwide Community Grants

The London Community Foundation are working with UK Community Foundations to deliver the Nationwide Community Grants programme in London. Nationwide Building Society was founded to help people into homes of their own and its ambition that everyone should have a place fit to call home stands firm today. 


The Nationwide Community Grants programme is looking for local housing projects that will strengthen your local community under the following themes:

  • supporting the most vulnerable
  • finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing
  • reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords

The applications will be reviewed and voted on by a regional Community Board, made up of Nationwide members, colleagues and local housing charities. Up to £500,000 will be awarded. And it’s more than just money, the funded projects will also get community and volunteering support.


Charities, Community Land Trusts and housing co-operatives in any London Borough are able to apply. The funding period is between one and two years. Nationwide will part-fund project costs of over 50% of the total project cost, but organisations must be able to secure the remaining project costs within two months of the award.

Grant size

Grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 are available. 

How to apply

To apply to this fund, please take a look at the fund guidelines and application form guidance by clicking on the buttons below or at the top right hand side of the screen and then clicking on the relevant 'Apply now' button.

Please note: Millie Brown, the Programme Manager for this fund, will be holding advice surgeries on the 19th and 23rd November. Potential applicants can book a 30 minute slot to discuss their application with her via this link.


5pm on 7th December 2018

Contact Details

Please contact The Programmes Team at The London Community Foundation if you have any queries about the Fund at or 020 7582 5117.