£750k Funding to Restoring Empty Homes

  • The Nationwide Foundation are offering grants and social investment loans totalling £725,000 to organisations and registered charities.

    The money from the charity is to restore empty homes for people in need, to bring homes back in to use to help people in need.

     The Nationwide Foundation, backed by the UK building society, is offering the grants and loans to financially stable projects that will be turning empty properties into safe, decent homes for people in need.

    Despite the current lack of housing stock, the UK has around 300,000 long term empty homes and many more commercial properties that could be used as homes.

    The charity will be offering the money in amounts between £15,000 and £140,000, which can be used for refurbishment, core costs for organisations bringing homes back into use for people in need, and legal and other costs associated with buying properties.

    Organisations must be financially sustainable, supporting employment, and promoting environmentally friendly practices, and will also be expected to contribute funding from their own reserves or other sources.

    Organisations bringing empty properties into use for people in need with priority given to schemes including one or more of the following:

    • Projects which are financially sustainable, or which are working towards financial sustainability
    • Projects incorporating training for NEETS and others who are out of work or low skilled
    • Live/work schemes
    • Environmentally friendly practices
    • Asset transfer

    Funding is not available for individuals or statutory organisations. Before completing your application please read the Application Guidelines and Information.

    Click here to access the application form.

    Closing date for applications 30 June 2013.

     

     


Related articles

  • Read More

    THE STATUS OF THE SOCIAL CARE SECTOR REQUIRES IMPROVEMENTs

    It was also found that the social care sector has the following characteristics:Social care seems like an adjunct to the NHS instead of being an important service in its own right. While the...

  • Read More

    Scottish Welfare Fund grants see a 13% rise in applications

    Data from the Scottish Government has shown that the number of applications to councils under the Scottish Welfare Fund has increased by 13% in just the last year, reports The Courier.Over the most...

  • Read More

    Local welfare assistance funds held back by councils

    The Centre for Responsible Credit using Freedom of Information requests carried out a study which found that 127 local authorities spent 52.8% of their £148.5m sharing of the local welfare...

  • Read More

    Landlord scheme has saved the NHS thousands of pounds

    The groups - Oldham Council, Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Oldham Housing Investment Partnership - consist of 10 social landlords who co-invested in the ‘Warm Homes Oldham'...

  • Read More

    Calls for NHS funding

    Stevens also called for an end to the ‘boom-bust' approach. Stevens told the Financial Times he hoped for more annual funding in addition to the £2bn lifeline that the Chancellor, George Osborne,...

  • Read More

    New Fundraising Campaign Launched by Hospital Charity

    The campaign encourages its supporters to partake in its ‘Every £1 Counts' fundraiser by making a donation and sharing a ‘pound selfie' on Facebook and Twitter throughout January.The charity are...

  • Read More

    Home care sector facing crisis due to workers’ wages

    A study by contractor Mears and the Local Government Information Unit have reported that councils should ensure they pay providers to enable them to pay ‘at least' minimum wage salaries.Liberal...

  • Read More

    Supported housing service for women and their children has received funding for community garden

    Endeavour Housing Associaiton's Rainham House temporary accommodation service has been awarded funding for their Roots and Shoots garden project. Working in partnership with community allotment...

  • Read More

    Social landlords urged to make do without grants

    Speaking to Inside Housing at the Conservative Party conference this week, Mr Lewis said: "If housing associations want to survive without government funding, that's a good thing."He said it would...

  • Read More

    Supporting People budget cut by £10m by the Welsh government

    A draft budget shows the government announcing plans to cut the budget for Supporting People from £134.4m in 2014/15 to £124.4m in 2015/16 which is a drop of 7.4%, reports Inside Housing.Despite...

Revenue Optimisation "We really appreciate the work that Support Solutions did for Home Group in securing significant additional revenue for our supported housing schemes. This really will make a positive difference to the way in which we support our vulnerable tenants". Dave Coope - Home Group

 

Briefing Signup

 
Quick Contact

Quick contact

Close

Contact us

T 0333 332 1991 (Local rate)

E info@supportsolutions.co.uk