Near Neighbours helps people make their communities stronger

Unity in Diversity

Near Neighbours brings people together in communities that are religiously and ethnically diverse, so that they can get to know each other better, build relationships of trust, and collaborate together on initiatives that improve the local community they live in.

Near Neighbours operates to two principle aims: social interaction and social action.

Social interaction is to develop positive relationships in multi-faith areas and help people from different faiths get to know and understand each other better.

Social action looks to encourage people of different faiths and of no faith to come together for intiatives that improve their local neighbourhood.

Near Neighbours Grants

In 2020, Near Neighbours gave 7 small grants to Nottingham organisations working in their communities – they were:

AJ Sport working in Lenton Abbey with young people

Full Gospel Revival Centre supporting women in the Meadows

Kairos, supporting asylum seeking and refugee women who identify as lesbian or bisexual

Nottingham Health & Education Support running classes over the weekends for children from refugee and asylum seeking families

The Vine Community Centre holding exercise classes for older people

Refugee Roots working with asylum seeking and refugees

Vanclaron empowering people to build their mental health and wellbeing

So far this year, we have been able to support another 12 organisations with small grants – they are:

A Star Sports Development running fitness and football activities each Sunday for young people

Bambuuu CIC supporting women girls affected by domestic abuse

Belong Nottingham supporting refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham

Communities Inc. tackling racism and building capacity in under-served communities

Diversity Watch Ltd. promoting diversity and equality, and addressing misinformation around COVID

Epic Partners equipping and training young people in St Anns in sports qualifications

Open Minds supporting adults with learning disabilities through wellbeing activities

Senior Support Group running activities for older people from the refugee, asylum seeking and vulnerable migrant community

Sisters of Noor providing support and advice to single mothers and children

Together Today helping European Citizens (especially Roma) living in Nottingham to integrate into the community

July 2021 Grant Applications Now open

Our July 2021 grants round is now open:

If you are interested in starting a new project, or joining an existing one, please contact Lindsay Cressey the local co-ordinator for Nottingham.

Or, for more information, please visit the Near Neighbours website and find out what is happening in the Nottingham hub.

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NN Himmah open day July 2021


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