• Near Neighbours Programme to Re-open for Applications

    The its Near Neighbours programme, which builds relationships between different communities to address hate, fear, and the voices of division will re-open for applications in late spring / early summer.
    This follows an award of £1.5 million by the Government. Since the programme first launched, the Near Neighbours programme has awarded funding worth £3.66m to over 1,120 projects.
    In previous funding rounds, Near Neighbours provided small grants of between £250 and £5,000 to grassroots groups and multi-faith communities. Funding was available to communities with significant religious diversity to help them run projects which will bring about lasting benefits to their neighbourhoods.
    Some successful Near Neighbours projects to have benefited from the small grants included:
    A youth music programme in Oldham which has brought people together from different backgrounds
    A community garden in Leicester created by local residents and school children and enjoyed by the whole community.
    Click here to find out more.

    Posted on 21st June 2016