Local community housing projects and charities are being urged to put their case forward as Nationwide, the world’s largest building society, makes £500,000 available to help make a difference to communities across 11 UK regions.
Charities, community land trusts and housing co-operatives in Buckinghamshire can apply for grants of between £10,000 and £50,000 for housing projects that will support the most vulnerable in local communities.
Henry Allmand, CEO at Heart of Bucks Community Foundation said:
“Finding safe, affordable and sustainable housing is a growing challenge for communities across Bucks. That’s why we’re proud to work with Nationwide Building Society to fund the organisations tackling this issue on the ground and supporting those who need it most.”
So far Nationwide has awarded £7m in grants to more than 180 projects and will be investing over £20m in housing projects across the UK over five years. The programme is being delivered with support from UK Community Foundations, the national network for all accredited community foundations across the country.
Last year Youth Concern, a charity based in Aylesbury that supports young people, were awarded £32,027 from the fund. The grant will support the provision of a supported housing officer to work with the tenants living in youth homelessness supported accommodation over a period of two years.
The application process closes on 22 November 2019 and successful applicants will be notified by the end of February 2020.