The Near Neighbours programme offers small grants between £250 and £5,000, as seed funding for local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours.
ELIGIBLE GROUPS AND ORGANISATIONS MUST BE WORKING TO DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS DIVERSE FAITHS AND ETHNICITIES IN ORDER TO IMPROVE THEIR COMMUNITIES.
Grants have offered funding to a broad range of work; environmental, social, cultural, artistic, and sporting, that furthers the programme’s aims of encouraging social interaction and social action.
To be eligible for one of our small grants, your project should meet the following criteria:
BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER
The project should bring together peoples of two or more different faiths and/or ethnicities, to build friendships and develop relationships of trust.
We want to see people who are living very locally (i.e. in the same street, estate or neighbourhood) come together.
We want to see long term and natural relationships grow, that will last beyond the period of funding.
IMPROVING THE COMMUNITY
We want to see people working to make their communities a better place to live.
COMMITTING TO DIVERSITY
Projects should involve diverse people, from more than one faith group and/or ethnicity, in the planning and implementation.