Nationwide is offering grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 to support local housing projects that will strengthen local communities by supporting the most vulnerable, finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing or by reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.
The aim of the grants is to provide the kind of homes communities really need. These can be homes to buy or homes to rent. The funding can be used to provide housing services to people in need. This can include helping people to access affordable private rented accommodation, provide rent deposits and support for people with learning disabilities or mental health issues to move on from supported accommodation to private rented homes with support from a key worker, and set up rent deposit loan schemes, etc.
The funding is provided through the Community Foundation for Northern Ireland and the nationwide Building society and projects can last for up to two years.
The deadline for applications is 7th December 2018.