Near NeighboursWhat is Near Neighbours?

Near Neighbours is funded by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). It is administered through the Church Urban Fund.

Grants 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 communities.

Near Neighbours brings people together; breaking down misunderstanding and developing trust, and helps them to act to change their communities for the better.

Near Neighbours has two key objectives

  • Social Interaction- to develop positive relationships in multi faith areas i.e to help people of different faiths get to know and understand each other better.
  • Social Action- to encourage people of different faiths or no faith, to come together for initiatives that imrpove their local community.

How to get involved in Black Country Near Neighbours

If you are part of a faith or community group in Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell or Dudley and have an idea to help people in your community get to know each other you can apply for a Near Neighbours Grant.

Visit the Near Neighbours website or contact Black Country Near Neighbours Coordinator Ruth Burgess :

The Near Neighbours Grant is a rolling grant with no deadline. Currently the grant ends in December.

Press release from DCLG : Click Here

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