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Nationwide grant

Buidling society

Published on 29 November 2019 03:27 PM

Age UK North Tyneside are celebrating after successfully securing funding from Nationwide Building Society’s Community Grant fund. Age UK North Tyneside was grant funded £45,921 to provide information and advice specifically related to independent living for older people.

Nationwide, the world’s largest building society, is supporting charities tackling the many issues associated with housing, and therefore made £500,000 available to causes committed to making a difference in communities across the region.
The full list of successful applicants can be viewed now on its website from the link below.

Nationwide invited applications from across the North East for grants of up to £50,000 to fund housing projects focused on strengthening local communities and committed to making a real difference in local areas. Projects range from innovative new housing and improving living conditions, to supporting the most vulnerable members of the community.
Garry Samson, Nationwide’s Regional Director for North East, said: “We’re delighted to announce the outcome of our latest Community Grants programme, with thirteen housing related charities and organisations across the region collectively benefitting from the Community Grant’s funds.
“In 2007 our members voted for us to donate at least one percent of our pre-tax profits to good causes and that the focus should be on issues around housing. The Community Grants programme is one of the ways we’re trying to make a long-lasting difference, helping people living without the guarantee or stability of suitable, secure or affordable accommodation.”

Nationwide has now awarded over £7.1 million to more than 189 projects across the UK. With Community Boards in each region of the UK, Nationwide will be investing over £20 million in housing projects over 5 years to support local charities and organisations working to tackle housing issues in local communities.

The final decisions on the successful applications were made by a local Community Board made up of Nationwide members and colleagues.

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