Near Neighbours Small Grants

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, to develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their communities.

Open Until:

Posted: 06/08/2017


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.

Grants Criteria and Guidance

Our grants include the following criteria. Projects should:

  • Bring together peoples of two or more different faiths and/or ethnicities, to build friendships and develop relationships of trust.
  • Work locally. We want to see people who are living very locally (i.e. in the same street, estate or neighbourhood) come together.
  • Work sustainably. We want to see long term and natural relationships grow, that will last beyond the period of funding.
  • Work to improve the community. We want to see people working to make their communities a better place to live.
  • Involve diverse people
    in planning and implementation. People from more than one faith group
    and/or ethnicity are involved in planning and implementing the proposal.

Our Grants Criteria and Guidance explain the full criteria in detail, as well as what we won’t fund and what we prioritise. 

The deadline for applications is Friday 17 November 2017.

If you would like advice on developing
your project idea, we have resources on planning, marketing,
fundraising, safeguarding, and working with volunteers here.


"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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