Have a Small and Simple Project? Apply by October 8th for Neighborhood Matching Funds!

Posted on October 2nd, 2012 by Laura Fonda

If you saw our Neighborhood Street Funds post and thought, “I have a project, but it’s not that large, and it doesn’t involve an SDOT street”, you probably weren’t alone. But, that’s why there’s a Neighborhood Matching Fund’s Small and Simple Projects Fund.

The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching funds of up to $20,000 for projects that build stronger and healthier neighborhoods. 2012 projects (none of which are Queen Anne-based, by the way) have included physical, educational, cultural, and relationship-strengthening projects.

All projects must:
– Provide a public benefit and be free and open to all members of the public
– Emphasize self-help (initiated, planned, and implemented by neighbors and community members)
– Demonstrate community match
– Occur within Seattle city limits

The Small and Simple Projects Fund is open to neighborhood-based groups, community-based organizations, ad-hoc groups and business groups, as well as community groups that do not have a geographic base, such as a racial or ethnic group, GLBT groups, a disability community, etc.

Check out the guidelines and apply by 5pm on Monday, October 8th!

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