Donate this winter and help families facing homelessness

£30 could fund two webchats, giving expert digital advice for someone facing homelessness


Last Christmas at least 136,000 children were homeless

For thousands of people across the UK, this has been a difficult year. But this winter, many will face the added challenges of being stuck in unsuitable, unsafe temporary accommodation, or the very real prospect of losing their home altogether.

This Christmas, Nationwide Building Society is fundraising for Shelter*. With your support we could help find families in need a safe place to call home.

All the money raised will help us be there for people like Simon and his family.

*5% of money raised will be donated to Shelter Cymru in Wales and 5% to Housing Rights in Northern Ireland

Help Simon and his family

The clock was ticking for Simon and his young family. They were being evicted from their home and due to the pandemic they couldn’t find a new home in time. 

They had never been late with their rent or had any problems with their landlord. Even so, they were being forced to leave and panic was starting to set in. Despite their best efforts, they weren’t making any progress in their search for a new home. There were just too many other families, just like them, competing for the same few affordable homes.  

As eviction day loomed, getting increasingly desperate, Simon reached out to Shelter. We understood the family’s struggle all too well and gave Simon the expert advice he needed. With our help, Simon was able to get his family on the housing register and they are now settled in a secure social home.  

We give people hope through expert advice and support. But we can only do this with your help. Will you give now?

A man hang christmas tree decorations with his children

20 years of partnership

We’re so proud to be celebrating 20 years in partnership with Nationwide Building Society.  

Together, we've been changing lives for two decades, working with the shared belief that everyone needs a safe and secure home. Thanks to the support of Nationwide colleagues and members, our partnership has helped more than 100,000 people dealing with unsafe housing and homelessness, influenced housing policy change and raised £7 million.

In our twentieth year,  we want to continue to help people giving their all to find a safe home. Thank you for your support.

Donations won’t be restricted to any single project but will be used by Shelter wherever they’re most needed in our fight to defend the right to a safe home..

Shelter and Nationwide Building Society logos with '20 years tackling homelessness together' strapline

Give home. Give hope. Donate now



We exist to defend the right to a safe home, because home is everything. The fight to end the housing emergency starts here.

How we help

No-one needs to face bad housing or homelessness alone. Last year over 5 million people turned to Shelter for advice.


unique callers to our helpline each week


of people who sought help with their financial situation saw an improvement


people sought help through our live-chat advice service last year

How you fuel the fight for home

We couldn't do this without you. For every £1 you donate:

  • 79p is spent directly on helping people through advice, support and campaigning

  • 21p is spent on fundraising


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