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Mini-Grant Applications due Monday, September 4 at 11:59pm
Purpose of these Grants
These grants are for...
- A group of residents… who want to come together around an issue in their community.
- …who want to work together… Our goal is community engagement.
- … on a project. including community programming or strengthening (training, classes, events, etc.) or physical improvement projects.
Who can apply?
Any neighborhood, resident, or community group in the City of Durham, North Carolina may apply.
Priority Groups: Priority will be given to applicants from the following groups:
- - Underrepresented communities
- - First-time grant recipients
- - Communities who have held Community Conversations in the last year
See the Grant Guidelines for more details.
What can you apply for?
The focus of these grants is engaging with the community. Below are some grant categories. See the Grant Guidelines for more details and project examples.
- - Projects that enhance and/or beautify the community (Physical improvement projects require written permission from the property owner.)
Community Strengthening & Cohesion
- - Projects that help expand active engagement in the community
- - Projects to prepare and support communities to become more active, organized and stronger
- - Projects that provide resources, activities and other support to community members, including seniors, youth, low-income residents and families, and those with limited English proficiency
- - Programming may include sharing and learning about cultures, promoting public safety and security, and promoting wellness and healthy living
How much are the grants?
Grants may be awarded up to $5,000.
- - First-Time Applicants and Communities that haven’t received a Neighborhood Matching Grant: We recommend these communities' request no more than $2,500.
- - Past grant recipients with successful projects and complete reporting may request up to $5,000.
Note: If you are unable to respond to this deadline and/or are not chosen during this round, there will be another opportunity for funding in 2024.
How to Apply
- Review the Grant Guidelines to determine if your organization and project are eligible.
- Prepare your application. (See the Grant Guidelines to help draft your answers.)
- Submit the online application form by Monday, September 4 at 11:59pm.
For more information on these grants...
- Attend an Interest Session via Zoom:
- - English: Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 6:30pm
- - Spanish: Thursday, Aug. 10 at 5pm
- See examples of past projects here.