Near Neighbours offer small grants between £250 and £3,000, as seed funding for local groups and organisations that are working to bring neighbours together across diverse faiths and ethnicities in order to improve their local communities.
Near Neighbours aim to develop positive relationships in multi-faith and multi-ethnic areas (i.e. to help people from different faiths and ethnicities get to know and understand each other better) and to encourage people of different faiths/no faith and of different ethnicities to come together for initiatives that improve their local neighbourhood.
Two types of grants are available: micro grants up to £1,000 and another for projects between £1,000 and £3,000.
To be eligible for a small grant, your project should meet the following criteria:
- Bringing people together
- Working locally
- Working sustainably
- Improving the community
- Committing to diversity
Applicants should speak to their local coordinator, Samra Kanwal on firstname.lastname@example.org before filling out the application form. The local coordinators are there to support you in developing your project idea and help you through the application process. They can also suggest potential partners and assist you in identifying what activities you could run as part of your project.
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