Creating a better world where difference is an asset, not a disadvantage.
Near Neighbours funds projects working to bring people together in diverse communities. So far, Near Neighbours has brought together over one million people to work together on creating positive change in their neighbourhoods.
Diversity makes us stronger.
We can show that by our actions we can create a country of respect, tolerance and mutual support. Donate and join us on the links above to become part of the story today.
Watch our video from Birmingham to see how Balsall Heath Community Garden was started through funding from Near Neighbours to draw their community together and transform their neighbourhood for the better.
The Polish Expats Association helps Eastern European migrants integrate into their local community in Birmingham, and in 2015, the organisation was funded by Near Neighbours to develop two art exhibitions.
Mammas was launched in 2010 as a Community Breastfeeding Peer Support Group and continues to grow with the support of Near Neighbours grants. Today around 400 mums and babies benefit from the project.
Friendships which stretch cross faiths and cultural backgrounds are forming in North Wembley thanks to the welcome of St Cuthbert’s church there, which hosts a weekly ‘Memory Café’.
Around 50 boys and girls aged 11-18 took part in ‘The Right Hook’ project, run through the Limehouse Boxing Academy, they were from mostly Muslim and Christian backgrounds. The club publicised the scheme through schools and places of worship.
Touchstone is a 'listening community' with the vision of making safe places of hospitality and conversation. It is based in the heart of Bradford, a city with a high Muslim population as well as recent Eastern European immigration
Official Government figures have listed Harehills in the top 5% most deprived areas of England. Cheaper housing has made it attractive to immigrants, with around 35% of the community not British born. It is therefore a very diverse community and has suffered from unrest over the years, as well as issues related to poverty.
Congolese-born Moez Nathu was an asylum seeker in 1997 with his wife and children. After learning English and receiving the support of the Red Cross to help secure his own settlement in Britain, he set up a drop-in support service with a friend especially for those seeking asylum.
Serving in an area of increasing diversity, Brushstrokes is a well-established community project set up in 2000 with the aim of supporting the most vulnerable and to ‘live in solidarity with the hidden poor’.