Charities receive small grants
The Nationwide Foundation awards twelve charities with small grants
13 July 2012: The Nationwide Foundation, an independent charity, receives money from Nationwide Building Society to award grants to smaller UK charities. The Foundation’s work is aligned to that of Nationwide’s own corporate responsibility and community projects through its focus on assisting vulnerable people in the UK with their housing and finance issues.
The Nationwide Foundation made grants to 12 charities in June, totalling almost £60,000.
CHARITIES RECEIVING SMALL GRANTS IN JUNE 2012
• Advocacy for Older People in Greenwich
• Brighton and Hove Citizens Advice Bureau
• Bristol Debt Advice Centre
• Fermanagh Women’s Aid, Northern Ireland
• North East Doncaster Citizens Advice Bureau
• Pallion Action Group, Sunderland
• Penicuik Citizens Advice Bureau, Scotland
• South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau
• Stratford-upon-Avon and District Citizens Advice Bureau
• The 999 Club and Lady Forest Trust, London
• The Friendly Trust, Wales
• Wiltshire Law Centre
The Nationwide Foundation has awarded Small Grants funding to charities which provide housing or financial support to vulnerable older people or survivors of domestic abuse.
An example of how one of the charities will use the funds comes from South Derbyshire Citizens Advice Bureau. They have been awarded a grant of £4,500 to provide a money advice service for around 100 older people. The service will maximise the income of vulnerable older people by providing full welfare benefit checks, as well as offering guidance about housing grants and fuel efficiency. Where necessary, the advice worker will negotiate with landlords and mortgage companies on behalf of the older people to tackle arrears, seeking to alleviate housing issues and ultimately avoid homelessness.
If you want to know more about the Foundation’s work you can read more here on Your Nationwide, or visit its own website.