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Growing giving with Nationwide

Growing giving with Nationwide


Nationwide is guided by a social purpose and aim to make its communities better places to live. It donates at least 1% of pre-tax profits to charitable causes and in the financial year 2022/23, close to £9.6m was distributed:

  • To the Nationwide Foundation, focused on decent affordable housing.
  • In Community Grants to 96 UK housing projects.
  • In Colleague Grants to 71 UK projects.
  • To Shelter, a Nationwide partner since 2001.
  • Through funds raised and donated by employees and customers.

Charities Trust has been proud to help Nationwide’s Social Investment team grow its giving activities since 2018 , supporting its three social priorities:

  • Preventing people losing their home
  • Helping people into a home
  • Supporting people to thrive within their home environment

Empowering employees to help build a better society 

Charities Trust partners with Nationwide to support and process charitable giving across a number of areas.

Match Giving supports employee fundraising efforts for UK registered charities with Nationwide offering up to £100 in match funding per colleague per year.

Nationwide's Community Grants programme has helped an estimated 118,500 people improve their housing situation since 2017 while its Colleague Grants programme allows employees to apply for a grant of between £2,000-£10,000 for the charities closest to their hearts.

The processing efficiencies delivered by Charities Trust plus our not-for-profit fees help to maximise the donations received by the charities and causes Nationwide helps. In addition, our governance expertise ensures Nationwide is able to manage and distribute funds in a safe and compliant way, critical for a brand whose reputation in financial services is built on such strong values and purpose.

Nationwide's impact

Charities Trust services used

  • Fundraising - Match giving 
  • Community giving
  • Corporate donations
  • Due diligence 
  • Reporting 

Nationwide is naturally risk averse so we really value Charities Trust’s governance expertise and the due diligence work they continuously do in vetting their charity database. It’s critical in protecting our reputation

Kirsty Hall Social Investment Manager, Nationwide
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