Seed Funding for Projects that Bring Neighbours Together

Funding to encourage social interaction and social action among people of two or more different faiths to build friendships and develop relationships of trust in 10 areas of England.

Applications are welcome from faith groups, places of worship, partnerships of different faith groups, and informal local groups comprising people of different faith groups and backgrounds. Applications from secular organisations that are working with faith communities are also encouraged.

Grants of between £250 and £3,000 will support projects and activities with a total cost of no more than £15,000.

To be eligible, projects must:

  • Bring together peoples of two or more different faiths and/or ethnicities, to build friendships and develop relationships of trust
  • Work locally to bring together people who are living very locally (ie, in the same street, estate or neighbourhood)
  • Work sustainably so that long-term and natural relationships grow, that will last beyond the period of funding
  • Work to improve the community with people working to make their communities a better place to live
  • Commit to diversity and involve a diverse group of people, from more than one faith group and/or ethnicity, in the planning and implementation of the project

The funding has covered a broad range of work, environmental, social, cultural, artistic, and sporting, that furthers the programme’s aims of encouraging social interaction and social action.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with the final deadline for applications of 10 December 2021.