Looking for a way to bring your community together? Have an idea for a neighborhood project?


Due to COVID-19, This NMG session was transitioned into a COVID-19 Neighborhood Partnership Grant. Neighborhoods applied for a $1,000 grant, to purchase essential items for their neighborhood. Applications are no longer being accepted. The Community Engagement Team is working to safely distribute the essential items throughout Durham. Check back soon for updates...

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 $75,000 to various neighborhoods in Durham. Your neighborhood could be next! 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? 

(1) Complete this short interest form
(3) Work with your neighbors to complete the Word Document version of the application



Deadline: January 31, 2020


Check out these examples of successful past NMG applications: 


If you need any assistance please contact: Alexis John, Community Engagement Strategist at Alexis.John@durhamnc.gov or call (919) 560-1647 Ex. 34252 

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  • John Goebel
    commented 2020-01-08 15:48:18 -0500
    This is a great program for projects that have a real impact of neighborhoods and areas shared by multiple neighborhood. John – Sandy Creek Park
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