Nationwide is one of our longest-serving corporate partners.
We have been working together for over 15 years. The partnership works so well because we are both passionate about helping people find a place they can call home.
In 2012, we launched a four-year strategy with Nationwide. We aim to help 16,000 people into a home of their own, whilst raising £1 million. So far we have supported over 22,000 people, smashed fundraising targets and extended our partnership into 2017.
The beauty of our partnership with Nationwide is that we can work closely on policy initiatives. Nationwide was the first mainstream buy-to-let lender offering tenants the option of longer-term contracts and lifted the restrictions on buy-to-let landlords renting to tenants on housing benefit. It also supported Shelter’s retaliatory evictions campaign.
Nationwide has always done a fantastic job of fundraising through employees and members – promoting our Slippers for Shelter initiative across all locations, participating in our Shelter shop volunteering days and taking part in challenges or sporting events.