Successful projects

2018 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.

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.

Visit Positive Action

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.

Visit Cedar

Tenancy Sustainment

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

Visit Simon Community

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.

Visit Crisis
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.

Visit Action Foundation
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.

Visit Peasholme charity