Near Neighbours

Grassroots is the Luton hub for Near Neighbours, an initiative of the Church of England’s Archbishops Council and the Church Urban Fund and is supported by a multi-faith advisory panel. It is a response to the Government’s desire to provide resources to strengthen relationships in multi-religious neighbourhoods.  You can find out more information by visiting the Near Neighbours website.

Grants are now OPEN so if you would like to apply, please download the grant application, criteria and guidance, an equal opportunities form and a small grants check list. Alternatively you can visit the Small Grants page on the Near Neighbours website. The deadline for applications is Friday 11 October 2019.

Need inspiration? We now have case studies online! Click here to see how Near Neighbours funding has made a real difference to the Luton community!

For more information about the Near Neighbours programme please contact Kim Greig on 07930 601640 or email

You can also find out more about the landmark 1000th grant which was granted in Luton and celebrated at the 1000th Near Neighbours Grant Celebration here!