Near Neighbours small grants open until 17 November 2017

7 June 2017

Church Urban Fund's Near Neighbours programme offers grants of £250 to £5,000 for local groups working to develop relationships across diverse faiths and ethnicities.

What can be funded?

"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."

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."

Some parts of Bradford and Keighley are eligible - check the map.

Interested?

Please read the guidance notes and then telephone Kaneez Khan on 07926 883941. Kaneez is the local coordinator for bids from West Yorkshire and can help you apply for funding.

The deadline for applications is 17 November 2017.

Questions?

Church Urban Fund has published advice on starting your own project, including planning, marketing and fundraising.

For general enquiries email near.neighbours@cuf.org.uk