Near Neighbours Small Grants

Monday, 14 October 2019 - 12:00pm

Grants of between £250 and £5,000 are available 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 local communities. These must be local initiatives, planned by and involving local diverse people, which have a specific local impact.

They consider projects to fall into three broad categories:

  • First Encounters that develop new relationships between people of different faith and ethnic communities and encourage the development of mutual understanding – initiatives which begin the process of developing friendship and neighbourliness.
  • Everyday Interactions that support regular interactions, repeatedly bringing people together and encouraging families and individuals to come together to share life – building flourishing and sustainable friendships and relationships.
  • Civil Engagement which brings together people from different faith or ethnic communities to work together to change their neighbourhoods for the better – enabling diverse communities to transform their neighbourhoods. 

Key Contact

 You can contact the West London Coordinator Elizabeth Fewkes, King's Centre, St John's Church, Church Avenue, Southall, Middlesex, UB2 4DH / / 07913 291 110 

Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government