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Social investment

Building society, nationwide

We’re committed to building society - for the good of our members and the communities in which they live and work. That’s why, when you’re a member of Nationwide, you get a say in the way we’re run and the causes we support.

Together, we’re stronger

It was our members who decided that we should give at least 1% of our pre-tax profits to local causes, all over the UK. That was back in 2007 - and today, we’re still as passionate about giving back as we were then.

We also encourage our employees to support local causes by giving them up to 14 hours to volunteer in their local communities during work time each year.

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The future

We believe everyone should have a place fit to call home, and we’ve launched a programme to make this happen.

Based on feedback from members, we’re looking for local solutions to national housing issues. These include:


  • making grants available for housing charities and organisations
  • building houses in Swindon (where our head office is located) in partnership with the local community
  • looking at ways to raise standards for private renters.

Helping people to find a place to call home

Through our new community grants programme, we’re making £22 million available for housing-related charities and organisations over the next five years. The projects will be driven by local needs and chosen by our members.

We continue to work with housing and homelessness charity Shelter. We also support the Elderly Accommodation Counsel’s ‘Live Safely and Well at Home’ campaign. And we’ve recently set up a partnership with homeless charity St Mungo’s to support rough sleepers across the country.

Building communities

When your plan is to build new homes, you should think about building a community, not just housing. That’s the idea behind our investment in a new housing project, in our home town of Swindon.

It’s an idea chosen by our members, developed around the needs of those who’ll live there and the surrounding communities.

Nationwide Foundation

The Nationwide Foundation

The Nationwide Foundation is an independent charity funded by Nationwide. Since 1997 the Foundation has made grants of over £32 million to over 3,000 charitable causes.

The Nationwide Foundation’s aim is to increase the availability of decent, affordable homes for people whose housing circumstances put them at an increased risk of harm and disadvantage.

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