'Near Neighbours' initiative and grants available
Near-Neighbours is a government/Church Urban Fund funded programme working in selected parts of the country to bring people together across faiths and ethnicities to get to know each other and engage in projects together that improve their local community, thereby fostering better community relations.
NN operates in areas such as Bradford, Burnley, Leicester, some areas of Birmingham and Oldham; Bury, Rochdale, Leeds, Dewsbury and the Black Country (Walsall, Wolverhampton, West Bromwich), Luton, and West London (Hackney, South Newington). These areas have in common: high deprivation levels, and are diverse multi-ethnic and multi-faith. To check if your area is included, input your postcode at: www.cuf.org.uk/near-neighbours/grants/eligible-areas
Among what's on offer, NN supports training of young leaders/facilitators, local initiatives, and make small grant awards of between £250 - £5,000 to bring people together either across faiths or cross-ethnicity to improve communities. NN is actively seeking participation/applications from Pentecostals (black and white), Black and Minority Ethnic Christian communities. For further information and how to apply, visit the NN or Church Urban Fund websites…