Near Neighbours Small Grants
Grants of £250, to £3,000 to encourage social interaction and social action among people of two or more different faiths to build friendships and develop relationships of trust and improve neighbourhoods.
- projects related to the impact of COVID-19 on specific groups:
- projects that focus on improving community resilience and cohesion in helping solve divisions and tensions between ethnicities and communities especially in areas where COVID-19 has increased these tensions;
- projects which combat loneliness and promote connectedness, for groups and individuals, especially those in need of support following lock down and isolation;
- projects which support vulnerable women.
Applications are welcome which support those who have suffered during lock down, such as from domestic abuse and mental health issues and projects supporting vulnerable young people, especially those at risk of grooming into gangs, extremism or crime, and those who have been adversely affected in lock down.
Faith groups, places of worship, partnerships of different faith groups, and informal local groups comprising people of different faith groups and backgrounds may apply as can secular organisations that are working with faith communities. Applications accepted any time up to 11th December 2020.
Details at: https://www.near-neighbours.org.uk/small-grants
For local support in Leeds to set up activities or get help to apply contact your local hub for West Yorkshire (covering parts of Leeds, Bradford and Kirklees) and speak to Kaneez Khan, details here: https://www.near-neighbours.org.uk/local-hubs/west-yorkshire
You can also see a map at the above link showing the eligible areas in Leeds.