£250 - £3,000
10 Dec 2021
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Near Neighbours Small Grant Fund

The near neighbours programme offers small grants between £250 and £3,000, 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.

Funding Criteria

To be eligible for one of our small grants, your project should meet the following criteria:

BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER

The project should bring together people of two or more different faiths and/or ethnicities, to build friendships and develop relationships of trust.

WORKING LOCALLY

We want to see people who are living very locally (i.e. in the same street, estate or neighbourhood) come together.

WORKING SUSTAINABLY

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.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SMALL GRANT, PROJECTS MUST OPERATE IN A COMMUNITY SERVED BY ONE OF OUR LOCAL HUBS.