Near Neighbours - Grants Now Open!

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Near Neighbours is offering small grants of between £250 and £5,000 and is part of the Church Urban Fund (CUF). Read on for more information about what they fund and how to apply.



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.

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.  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.

Read more about eligibility for applyinghere:

Please contact our Birmingham coordinator Rabiyah K Latif for further information by email on

 "The inspiring work of Near Neighbours has enabled local communities across the country to work and live together effectively" - Archbishop Justin Welby

Near Neighbours - Grants Now Open!