Near Neighbours

Recognising the potential impact that London Luton airport has in the area, funds are available to community groups/charities meeting the criteria.

Grants are available up to £5,000

Central Bedfordshire, North Herts, St. Albans, Dacorum, Stevenage, Eastern parts of Aylesbury Vale District and also some neighbouring villages

On Going

Please leave up to12 weeks between submitting your application and planning to run your project.

Retrospective funding cannot be granted.

Near Neighbours Priority Areas

The fund will accept bids from community groups/charities whose work addresses the following key priorities:

1. Safer and Stronger Communities

2. Environment and Economic Development green spaces

3. Health and Wellbeing

4. Children and Young People


To download the full guidance and criteria please click HERE

The online application form can be found HERE.

Applicants to these funds can apply for up to £5,000 annually without funding. Applicants should contact adminstrator@blcf.org.uk to make an application.

Please be aware that there is only a relatively small amount of funding available overall for this fund, which is often oversubscribed. We would therefore encourage you to call us to discuss any potential applications, in the first instance on 01582 522 422.