Looking for a way to bring your community together?

Have an idea for a neighborhood project?


Apply for a Neighborhood Matching Grant!


What is the Neighborhood Matching Grants Program?

The Neighborhood Matching Grants (NMG) program, through a competitive process, awards matching funds to neighborhood-based organizations to help make Durham’s neighborhoods better places to live, work and play. Each applicant may request up to $2,500 in matching funds.
Since the grant program began in 2016, the City awarded a total of $65,000+ to 25 neighborhoods. Learn about a few of these resident-led projects in this news release

What do you need to apply? 

1.      A group of residents… It can be a group of residents who want to come together around an issue in their neighborhood. The neighborhood does not have to be “organized” (e.g. monthly meetings, listservs, etc.). 
2.      …who want to work together… Our goal is community engagement, so volunteer hours are great! A cash match is not required. 
3.      … on a project. Projects can include physical improvements and/or programming- like training, events, etc.
4.      Plus, someone to receive the funds.The neighborhood does not have to have a 501c3 or bank account.

How should you get started? 

If you are interested in learning more or applying for a NMG, complete this short interest form. Based on your interests in the Neighborhood Matching Grants and other departmental initiatives, a community engagement team member will follow up with you.  

Next Deadline: January 31, 2020

Check out these examples of successful past NMG applications: 

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