2019 successful projects

Our members asked us to dedicate 1% of our pre-tax profits to good causes to help people find a place fit to call home. And we've done exactly that. Here are the successful organisations that received a Nationwide Community Grant.

Launchpad Reading

Launchpad Reading

Those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless are supported whilst they transition into new accommodation, so they can become independent.

Visit Launchpad Reading
Youth Concern

Youth Concern

Providing housing support for young people in its own specially converted accommodation in Aylesbury.

Visit Youth Concern
Falcon Support

Falcon Support

Expanding its supported accommodation for those who at risk of homelessness in Charnwood.

Visit Falcon Support
DENS charity


Helping those with complex needs settle into the private rented sector, learn how to maintain their tenancy and become more independent in Dacorum.

Visit DENS
Amicus Trust

Amicus Trust

Working directly with clients in Bedford to improve their mental health, wellbeing and skills level and thus reduce the risk of future homelessness.

Visit Amicus Trust
Age UK

Age UK Oxfordshire

Expanding its Homeshare scheme to provide services such as light housework, shopping and gardening for its clients.

Visit Age UK Oxfordshire
Kings Arms

King’s Arms Project

Working with local authorities and landlords in Bedford, it’s helping find appropriate and safe accommodation for its clients.

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The Hope Hub

The Hope Hub

Based in Surrey Heath, it’s expanding its services to prevent and end homelessness in the Borough.

Visit The Hope Hub
The Dash Charity


Providing families with housing advise for those experiencing domestic abuse across Windsor & Maidenhead, South Bucks and Slough.

Visit DASH
Doorway charity


It’s running a supported housing/lease scheme, working with both landlords and tenants in Warwickshire.

Visit Doorway
The Parochial Church

The Parochial Church Council of the Ecclesiastical Parish of Radford Coventry

By supporting people find and maintaining a good tenancy, it’s seen employability, health and wellbeing improve.

Northampton Hope Centre

Northampton Hope Centre

Building relationships with local landlords so it can provide appropriate accommodation for those who are homeless.

Visit Northampton Hope Centre
Nene Valley

Nene Valley Christian Family Refuge

Providing advice for women moving on from its refuge so they can take control and develop their lives for the future.

Visit Nene Valley Christian Family Refuge

Developing Health & Independence

Developing Health & Independence

Working across Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire, 50 new homes for vulnerable people at affordable rents are being created.

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Independent People

1625 Independent People

Establishing a co-living model in Bristol to bring together young people who have experienced homelessness alongside university students and public sector key workers.

Visit 1625 Independent People
The Peninsula Trust

The Peninsula Trust

Refurbishing derelict and empty homes in South East Cornwall for local communities.

Visit The Peninsula Trust
The Amber Foundation

The Amber Foundation

Giving young people in Devon a temporary home and a programme of support to help them move on to more permanent accommodation.

Visit The Amber Foundation
Hope Housing Training & Support

Hope Housing Training & Support

Based in Dorset, several of the charity’s residents are being supported out of sheltered housing and into their own private independent accommodation.

Visit Hope Housing Training & Support
Emmaus Bristol

Emmaus Bristol

Setting up rental house-shares so that former homeless companions can move on from supported housing.

Visit Emmaus Bristol
City of Exeter YMCA

City of Exeter YMCA

Providing affordable, long-term supported accommodation for young people aged 16-29.

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YMCA Bournemouth

YMCA Bournemouth

A HealthBus is offering GP, nursing and other health related services for people sleeping rough in Bournemouth.

Visit YMCA Bournemouth
Encompas charity

Encompass SouthWest

This is a joint project with local authorities to help the most vulnerable rough sleepers across Northern Devon find accommodation.

Visit Encompass SouthWest
The Society of St James

The Society of St James

Providing move on properties for people who have a history of homelessness in Southampton.

Visit The Society of St James
Trinity Winchester

Trinity Winchester

Supporting landlords to provide more rented accommodation and providing wrap-around support to street-attached people.

Visit Trinity Winchester

Crawley Open House

Crawley Open House

Providing former homeless people in the area with practical and emotional support so they can live independently.

Visit Crawley Open House
Folkestone Rainbow

Folkestone Rainbow

Helping the most vulnerable to move from sleeping on the streets through to sustainable accommodation.

Visit Folkestone Rainbow
Runnymede Foodbank

Runnymede Foodbank

It’s building shower facilities for the homeless, as well as providing them with a place to launder their clothes.

Visit Runnymede Foodbank
Canterbury Housing Advice Centre

Canterbury Housing Advice Centre

Preventing people from becoming homeless and ending up sofa surfing or rough sleeping.

Visit Canterbury Housing Advice Centre
Emmaus Brighton and Hove

Emmaus Brighton & Hove

Supporting people out of homelessness and unemployment by giving them somewhere to live and work.

Visit Emmaus Brighton & Hove
Pipeline Youth Initiative

Pipeline Youth Initiative

Providing year-round help to those at risk of homelessness in Thanet find solutions before they are left with nowhere to live.


YMCA Downslink

Supporting young people to live independently and achieve their work/learning ambitions in Sussex and Surrey.

Visit YMCA Downslink
Elmbridge Rentstart

Elmbridge Rentstart

It’s opening a shop in Walton High Street for clients/ landlords/the public to come in and discuss their housing needs.

Visit Elmbridge Rentstart
Homeless Care

Homeless Care

A day centre for the homeless in the centre of Maidstone is run by the charity, providing facilities and support services.

Visit Homeless Care
YMCA East Surrey

YMCA East Surrey

Extending its Nextstep project for young people leaving its accommodation and for under 30s in housing difficulty.

Visit YMCA East Surrey
Choices Limited


Providing support and accommodation for homeless young women, pregnant or with children experiencing a time of crisis.

Visit Choices
Maidstone Mediation

Maidstone Mediation

Preventing homelessness caused by arguments and quarrels resulting in people being evicted or choosing to leave their home.

Visit Maidstone Mediation
RISE charity


Providing specialist advice for domestic abuse survivors and their families in Brighton to enable them to access suitable, safe housing.

Visit RISE

Ashley Foundation

Ashley Foundation

Refurbishing accommodation in Blackpool for those who have experienced homelessness and successfully completed a programme of resettlement.

Visit Ashley Foundation
Whitechapel charity

The Whitechapel Centre

Its shared accommodation in Liverpool provides a bridging period between homelessness to independent accommodation.

Visit The Whitechapel Centre
Key Unlocking Futures

Key Unlocking Futures Limited

Providing tenancy support to young people in the community in Preston and South Ribble.

Visit Key Unlocking Futures Limited
CARE supporting clients to access Housing

Christian Action and Resource Enterprise (CARE)

Working in partnership with private landlords in North East Lincolnshire to house vulnerable people by setting up tenancies and providing support.

Visit CARE
New Wortley

New Wortley Community Association

It wants to offer more than just houses for the local community so that it feels like the best place to live.

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Roundabout charity


Working with vulnerable young people in Sheffield, placing them in their own home and providing them with a network of support.

Visit Roundabout
Centre 63

Centre 63

Extending its reach to other areas of Knowsley to provide housing advice and support, working in partnership with Knowsley Youth Mutual.

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The Bond Board

The Bond Board

Piloting a project in Rochdale and Bolton for households to choose their own tenancy length.

Visit The Bond Board
Wirral Ark

Wirral Churches Ark Project

Opening a housing project to provide intensive emotional and practical support for women released from prison.

Visit Wirral Churches Ark Project
Hope Housing

Hope Housing

Helping people into and maintaining supported accommodation in Bradford.

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Women Centre


Enabling vulnerable women/children in Calderdale to re-build their lives by providing access to suitable housing with holistic support.

Visit WomenCentre

Homeless Action Resource Project

Homeless Action Resource Project

Working with tenants and landlords in Southend-on-Sea to mediate where possible to prevent evictions.

Visit Homeless Action Resource Project
HfHGB Homes

HfHGB (Homes)

Providing young people leaving care in Barking and Dagenham with skills and training to avoid homelessness.

Visit HfHGB (Homes)
Changing Pathways

Changing Pathways

Helping those who have experienced domestic abuse in South Essex and Thurrock move on from its refuges into the community.

Visit Changing Pathways
Hope into Action

Hope into Action: East of England

Providing a home and support to victims of modern slavery to enable survivors to build a new life.

Visit Hope into Action: East of England
Winter Comfort

Wintercomfort for the homeless

To help the homeless in Cambridge, it’s providing housing support so they can successfully transition into their own homes.

Visit Wintercomfort for the homeless
The Benjamin Foundation

The Benjamin Foundation

Helping young people who have experienced significant life challenges into private rented accommodation in Great Yarmouth.

Visit The Benjamin Foundation
Beacon House

Beacon House Ministries

Increasing supported accommodation to provide affordable homes to the people who use its day centre in North Essex.

Visit Beacon House Ministries
Safer Places

Safer Places

Housing those who have experienced domestic abuse in Harlow into permanent homes with support to help them move forward.

Visit Safer Places
Catch 22

Catch 22

Extending Colchester Housing Intervention Project into the neighbouring borough of Tendring.

Visit Catch 22
Peterborough CAB

Peterborough Citizens Advice Bureau

Providing housing advice and advocacy so that families and the most vulnerable have a roof over their heads.

Visit Peterborough Citizens Advice Bureau
Anglian Care Trust

Anglia Care Trust

Working with private sector landlords to provide accommodation for vulnerable individuals in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk.

Visit Anglia Care Trust
Reach into the Community

REACH Community Project

Helping those who are struggling with complex debt and housing issues in Haverhill, Suffolk.

Visit REACH Community Project

Age UK East London

Age UK East London

Delivering advice and home visits for housebound people to support them to live independently at home for longer.

Visit Age UK East London
Forest Churches

Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelters

Working with churches across Waltham Forest, it provides shelter services and support, such as housing and GP access, for the homeless.

Visit Forest Churches Emergency Night Shelters
Oasis Womens support services

Oasis Aqulia Housing

Working to secure three new properties from private landlords in Southwark, to be offered to young women as move on accommodation.

Visit Oasis Aqulia Housing
Age UK Hillingdon

Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent

Working with Brunel University on a Safe Lodger Scheme to support vulnerable older people into shared lodgings.

Visit Age UK Hillingdon, Harrow and Brent
New Horizons

New Horizon Youth Centre

Supporting “Project Woolmead” a transformed multi-occupancy house for vulnerable homeless young people aged 18 -25.

Visit New Horizon Youth Centre
Peter Bedford

Peter Bedford Housing Association

Refurbishing shared accommodation around Stoke Newington for disadvantaged adults to provide them with secure tenancies.

Visit Peter Bedford Housing Association
Caritas Residents

Caritas Anchor House

Helping single homeless adults in Newham move back into independent living.

Visit Caritas Anchor House
Kiran Support Services

Kiran Support Services

Supporting Asian women experiencing domestic abuse in Waltham Forest through advice and resettlement support.

Visit Kiran Support Services
Providence providing tailored housing support

Providence Row

Supporting tenants to cope with and address problems affecting their tenancy, as well as supporting landlords in East London.

Visit Providence Row
Brent Charity

Brent Private Tenants' Rights Group

Supporting referrals of patients who have health problems relating to their poor living conditions out of Central Middlesex Hospital.

Visit Brent Private Tenants' Rights Group
Passage Training

The Passage

Supporting homeless people in Westminster with debt problems or difficulty handling their finances through drop-in sessions and workshops.

Visit The Passage
WLM Seymour Place

WLM Seymour Place

Supporting the most vulnerable homeless people back into accommodation in West London, thereby improving their physical and mental health.

Visit WLM Seymour Place

2018 successful projects

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh works side by side with homeless people to help them rebuild their lives.

Visit Crisis

Housing Options for Older People (HOOP)

Elderly Accommodation Counsel is partnering with Housing Options Scotland to help older people in Scotland live independently for longer.

Visit EAC

Housing First for Youth

Housing First for Youth in West Lothian provides permanent homes and high-intensity support for vulnerable young people leaving care.

Visit Rock Trust

Additional Mental Health Support Service

Independent Living Support works across Dumfries and Galloway to support people from ‘simply surviving’ to ‘actively thriving’.

Visit Independent Living Support

Aberdeen Cyrenians Drop in Service

Aberdeen Cyrenians' Drop in Service provides a lifeline to hundreds of people each year affected by homelessness.

Visit Aberdeen Cyrenians

Glasgow Helping Heroes

Glasgow’s Helping Heroes is a service for veterans and their families, supporting them in employment, training and housing.


Rooms for Refugees

Positive Action’s Rooms for Refugees helps destitute/homeless refugees access stable shelter and escape destitution and rebuild their lives in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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Our Island Home

Our Island Home, created by Rural Housing Scotland, helps island communities create affordable housing options for young homeless people.

Visit Rural Housing Scotland

Supported Accommodation Service

Positive Steps in Dundee works with individuals who have a wide range of potential barriers to sustain independent living.

Visit Positive Steps

Living Well

GISDA provides accommodation, support, opportunities and alternative education to homeless and vulnerable young people in North West Wales.


Dewis Crisis Support Scheme

Dewis provides support services for young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Neath Port Talbot.

Visit Dewis Housing

Ty Hapus

Home Start Cardiff provides training and support for homeless families in life skills, so they can thrive in their own homes.

Visit Home Start

Newport Night Shelter Plus

Eden Gate in Newport helps those who are vulnerable, either because they have no home or because they’re trapped by drugs and/or alcohol.

Visit Eden Gate Newport

Future Age

Age Cymru Sir Gar provides flexible, practical volunteer support at home, aiding independent living for people aged over 50.

Visit Age Cymru


SYSHP supports young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Swansea, helping them to live independently.


End Youth Homelessness Helpline

Llamau believes that no young person should have to sleep rough, be that on the streets or as a sofa surfer.

Visit Llamau

Shelter Cymru's Street Advice

Shelter Cymru believes a home is a fundamental right, essential to the health and well-being of people and communities.

Shelter Cymru

Action for Children Floating Support Service

Action for Children works across Fermanagh and Omagh, supporting young people to tackle the underlying issues which can lead to homelessness.

Visit Action for Children

Community Integration & Befriending Project

Depaul supports those at risk of homelessness in Belfast and Derry by connecting them to communities and helping them remain in their homes.

Visit Depaul

East Belfast Housing Lab

EastSide Partnership and The Holding Partnership are developing a housing lab in East Belfast for the creation of new housing ideas with young residents.

Visit EastSide Partnership

Connect Family

Family Mediation Northern Ireland and MACs will provide a mediation service ‘Connect Family’ for young people who are homeless due to family breakdown.

Visit FMNI

Safe at Home

Fermanagh Women’s Aid provides support for homeless or at risk families, directly caused by domestic and sexual violence safety issues.

Visit Fermanagh Women's Aid

An Inclusive Space for People with Learning Disabilities

L’Arche Belfast is a community centred around adults with learning disabilities, providing housing support services and community engagement projects.

Visit L'Arche Belfast

Get Active

The Cedar Foundation’s Living Options services supports individuals with disabilities increase their independence and includes supported living, residential care and housing support.

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Tenancy Sustainment

With a vision of a society where everyone has a home, Simon Community NI supports those who are homeless.

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Compassion Housing

Vineyard Compassion provides short/medium term housing for people at risk of homelessness, supporting clients while living on their own, but moving towards independence.

Visit Vineyard Compassion

Vulnerable Adults Leaving Abusive Relationships in an Emergency

Black Country Women’s Aid supports victims of violence in the West Midlands through both refuge accommodation and community-based services.

Visit BCWA

My Way to Well-being - At Home

CAB Telford and Wrekin wants to keep vulnerable people safe and well in their own homes, assisting them in independent living.

Visit Citizens Advice Telford

SIFA Fireside LTD

SIFA Fireside provides homeless prevention for adults at immediate risk, with support to access ongoing services to achieve a safer, settled life.

Visit SIFA Fireside

YMCA Sutton Coldfield

YMCA Sutton Coldfield provides low support housing and wants to support care leavers who often face difficulties when living independently.

YMCA Sutton Coldfield

Cirencester Housing for Young People

Cirencester Housing for Young People supports those who find themselves homeless, through no fault of their own.

Visit CYHP

ACTion Glos

ACTion Glos provides independent living skills to people who’ve experienced periods of homelessness and have a range of complex needs.

Visit P3

The Haven Wolverhampton

The Haven Wolverhampton supports women and children who are vulnerable to domestic violence, homelessness and abuse.

Visit The Haven Wolverhampton

West Mercia Women's Aid

West Mercia Women's Aid is a domestic abuse service in the West Midlands providing safe refuge and support for victims.

Visit West Mercia Women's Aid

2017 successful projects

Safe and Sound Homes (SASH)

Safe and Sound Homes (SASH)

SASH prevents youth homelessness throughout North and East Yorkshire through providing a safe place to stay in a volunteer's home.

Visit Safe and Sound Homes
My Sisters Place

My Sisters Place

My Sisters Place supports women experiencing domestic violence in Middlesbrough. It’s looking to provide them with permanent homes.

Visit My Sisters Place
Love Barrow Families

Love Barrow Families

Love Barrow Families works with vulnerable families following periods of hardship. It's setting up 'Making houses into homes' project.

Visit Love Barrow Families


Crisis Skylight Newcastle finds solutions for homeless people by providing housing, health, education and employment services.

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Action Foundation

Age UK North Tyneside

Age UK North Tyneside provides a range of support, particularly helping older people live in their own homes for longer.

Visit North Tyneside age UK
Changing Lives

Changing Lives

Changing Lives in County Durham helps break the cycle of homelessness by supporting vulnerable people into their own homes.

Visit Changing Lives
Oasis Aquila Housing

Oasis Aquila Housing

Oasis Aquila Housing is opening a drop in centre in Sunderland, for those facing housing problems and homelessness, providing practical support and advice.

Visit Oasis Aquila
Action Foundation

Action Foundation

Action Foundation provides supported accommodation and English classes to vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees in Tyne and Wear.

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Peasehole Centre

The Peasholme charity

Peasholme is working to end homelessness and rough sleeping; it's developing a service to help people with complex needs address their housing issues.

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