In our prayers this week, we focus on Near Neighbours – a programme co-ordinated by the Church Urban Fund and the Church of England to build relationships across faiths and cultures
The Near Neighbours Grants Fund is a central part of the programme. It helps very local initiatives that build cross-community relationships – where people of different faith groups and those of no faith work together to form closer relationships. Grants of £250 to £5,000 are available and these are administered through the Church Urban Fund via local parishes.
Pray for those staff who have to make decisions about which projects to fund – and for the wide range of grassroots initiatives being supported. You can see some specific examples on the Contextual Theology Centre’s Near Neighbours blog.