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Hey Neighbour Fund now open!


Deadline 12 noon on Monday 24th June


Hey Neighbour asks communities what they need and what ideas they have to improve lives in their local area. 


The Hey Neighbour grants scheme helps this to happen, supporting both new and existing activity. It brings people together to share the good things that help a community to grow.


In Summer 2023, we granted 24 organisations a total of £20,000 worth of funding between £300 and £1,500. 


We once again have £20,000 worth of grants to give away, up to £1,500 each!


See below to apply. There will be a further round later in the year.

This project is funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund*

*The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit


The Hey Neighbour project is being delivered by Leeds Older People's Forum in partnership with Leeds City Council, and is part funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF). 


In West Yorkshire, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority leads the implementation of the Fund as part of the Mayor’s ambition to make West Yorkshire the best place to work, learn and live.

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We have previously worked with people who have brought neighbourhoods together in a variety of ways;

  • A neighbourhood establishing a football tournament using both a grass football pitch and tabletop football

  • 100 residents gathered together in community play using the micro grants to fund venue hire, props and costumes


  • Local streets and gathering together at a community centre for a post lockdown fish and chip supper and film night​​

  • Establishing a local knit and sew group that produces decorative knitted items for the community

We believe that approaches and the ideas coming from communities

are more likely to be sustained by the communities.


If you've got an idea for your local community, then we are you to help and support you.

Got an idea? Need some funding? Not sure what to do next?

Then please contact




You need help with filling in the form

You have any questions about what we can and cannot fund

You are not sure if you are eligible

You need support in getting ready to apply


then please contact


The fund is now open!

Click below to apply!

Deadline is Monday 24th June



Before you apply:


  • Organisations with an annual income of more than £50,000 are not eligible to apply.

  • Organisations with an annual income of less that £50,000 may apply for up to £1,500.

  • If you have an idea, but are not a constituted organisation, you may apply for up to £500.

  • All funds must be spent by February 2025

  • We do not fund political or religious activities.


At Hey Neighbour, we want to encourage neighbourliness. We want to help you to bring people together and help others to feel happier, healthier and more connected.


We aim to be community-focused, community driven and locally based, , and to build and support local friendships, partnerships and networks.


Interested? We would really like to hear your idea. There are a variety of ways you can apply.


Either click the link below and complete the form.

The fund is now open!

Click below to apply!

Deadline is Monday 24th June


Call, text or WhatsApp our team on

07985 442630 to talk through your project


Or submit a picture, video or audio application on

07985 442630

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