Nationwide announces new Empty Homes Grant programme

The Nationwide Foundation has launched a new, £1million empty properties funding programme to bring long-term empty properties back into use for people in housing need. This follows on from a previous, similar programme.

Applicants must be not-for-profit, non-statutory organisations and may seek funding in the form of grant or social investment or both. Bids may range between £100,000 and £175,000. Encouragement is given to projects that:

  • support the training and education of people;
  • acquire property by asset transfer;
  • implement environmental and energy saving aspects in refurbishments to benefit future tenants.

Full details of the new programme are available from the Nationwide Foundation website.

The deadline for applications is 1st November 2015.

If you have any queries about the application process, please contact Lorna Mackie on 01793 652618 or

Details of early empty homes grants by Nationwide Foundation can be found here.

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