What is Near Neighbours?


The Near Neighbours programme is part of the Church Urban Fund charity and exists to provide training and small grants for inter faith social action projects. It grew out of the Presence and Engagement network and is financed by the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Church of England.

Since 2010 Near Neighbours has provided seed capital through bids from local groups and organisations who are working to bring together neighbours; to develop relationships of diverse faiths and ethnicities and also to improve their communities. A wide range of community, environmental, social, cultural, artistic and sporting initiatives have been funded to groups of diverse faiths and ethnicities to improve their communities.