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Nationwide Boosts South West Housing Causes By £500,000

Housing charities in the South West can now benefit from grants of up to £50,000 thanks to a new initiative from Nationwide.

With homelessness at the forefront of people’s minds during the colder months, it’s perfect timing for organisations in Dorset and Wiltshire to receive an all-important funding boost.

Nationwide is committed to investing 1% of its pre-tax profits into good causes across the UK.

Suggested projects could range from finding new approaches to increasing the supply of housing to reinventing renting for both tenants and landlords.

Applications will be accepted from across the South West, including the following areas: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire.

Adrian Ball, Nationwide’s Regional Director for the South West, said: “As a building society, ensuring that everyone has a place fit to call home is at the heart of what we do. Nationwide was founded to help people save and borrow money for land and materials to build their own homes. One hundred and thirty years on, we still have the same core purpose – helping people into homes of their own.

“We recognise there is a housing crisis, resulting in many people living in unsuitable, insecure or unaffordable accommodation. So, we are delighted to be able to award £500,000 to communities across the South West to support housing projects and make a real difference.

“This is a fantastic way for them to make a difference to their local communities and tell us exactly where our funding should be focused – after all, our members know their communities better than anyone else, both in the South West and across other regions of the UK. We urge local housing projects and charities in that area to get involved and make an application, so we can make a real difference and deliver the best possible results, together.”

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