Near Neighbours Get a grant for Near Neighbours Near Neighbours Grants The current round of Near Neighbours funding closed for new applications on 17th November 2017. We are waiting to hear whether we will have a new round of funding for the financial year beginning April 2018. As soon as we know, we will put information on this website. How to apply for a grant from the Near Neighbours Small Grants Fund. To apply for a Near Neighbours grant, please do the following: Check that your ideas fit our criteria. Speak with your local Near Neighbours Coordinator (John McCallum) about your idea. Here is here to support you and help you apply. Start the application form. Your local Coordinator will put you in touch with your local Church of England vicar, who can act in an advisory role in support of your application. Return your application to John McCallum, along with an optional Equal Opportunities Form. They will review it locally and may offer you recommendations, before forwarding it to the Near Neighbours central office for final assessment. Your application will be assessed centrally. Near Neighbours aim to make a decision within 14 days of receiving all information relevant to your application.