Streetlife Blackpool has successfully secured £38,150 worth of funding from Nationwide Building Society’s Community Grant fund.
Nationwide, the world’s largest building society, wants to support 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.
Applications for the grants closed on 5 July 2019, and Nationwide is now pleased to announce Streetlife as a local community housing charity who have been successful in securing grants from the fund. The full list of successful applicants can be viewed now on its website – nationwide.co.uk/communityfunding.
Nationwide invited applications from across North West & North Midlands region 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.
Heather Hazley, Nationwide’s Regional Director for North West & North Midlands, said: “We’re delighted to announce the outcome of our latest community grants programme, with eleven 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.
Streetlife will use these vital funds to provide ongoing, practical, outreach support and guidance for young people in their tenancies, including benefits advice, budgeting skills, starter packs, access to items for the home.
The final decisions on the successful applications were made by a local Community Board made up of Nationwide members and colleagues.