Nationwide Community Grants

Diversity Statement

We welcome proposals from organisations, charities and community groups across Northamptonshire. We want to hear from and support organisations working with and for BAME communities, the LGBTQ+ community, women, children, people living with disabilities, older people, people who are homeless, low income communities and those who are among the most vulnerable in our community.

Nationwide Building Society has launched a new community funding scheme to tackle housing issues at a local level.

Grants of up to £50,000, over one or two years, are available for projects that support vulnerable people with their housing needs.

Eligible applicants must be a UK registered charity, Community Land Trust or housing co-operative.

Heart of England Community Foundation (HoECF) is leading on this programme in Central England, working with neighbouring Community Foundations in Leicestershire & Rutland, Bedfordshire & Luton, Northamptonshire, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Surrey and Hertfordshire.

Applications will be assessed by HoECF and then considered by a community board, which is comprised of Nationwide members, employees and housing experts.

You can apply for:

- Staff/Volunteer costs for project delivery
- Development and capacity building costs
- Activity costs
- Small scale capital costs (e.g. items for project delivery such as computers,
paint, gardening equipment)
- Building works and refurbishment costs - where they are essential to the
successful delivery of the project

Guidance for applicants:

Please read the below eligibility criteria and guidance prior to submitting your grant application.
- What makes for a good grant application?
- Financial Due Diligence and safeguarding guidance
- The eligibility criteria

For examples of the types of projects supported by the fund please click here.

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted using this application form.


Friday 22 November at Midday.

An nformation Seminar on applying to the Fund will take place on Friday 1 November. For further details contact Alex Rex: Places are limited.

For further information and to apply directly please visit the Heart of England Community Foundation website:

Project Type: Health & Wellbeing

Grant Location:  Northamptonshire (county-wide)