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Funding available to support Seattle Night Out activities

Posted by Danielle Anthony-Goodwin on May 27th, 2016

Do you want to host an event in our neighborhood during the 32nd Annual Night Out Against Crime on August 2?

Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ Small Sparks Fund is offering matching dollars to support neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement.

Night Out is a national Crime Prevention event that is designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite communities.

Community groups can request up to $1000 to help fund Night Out planning efforts and activities such as outreach efforts, educational fairs, bike parades, and neighborhood cleanups, to name a few.

The deadline for applications is Friday, July 1, at 5 p.m., but you first must register online to apply.

Click here to check out more information about the application process or call (206) 733-9916.

The Small Sparks Fund is open to applications year-round.

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3 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Phil Greely // May 29, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    What a great program! It’s easy to see how this would benefit the communities of Seattle.

  • 2 Biff Sparky // May 30, 2016 at 7:00 am

    So tell us all here Phil just how this “benefits” our area? It’s been happening now for years and I see no “benefits”. I see the same 10 people every year sitting around drinking beer and eating.. Why not turn it into an action day, going to elderly people’s homes to assist them with yard work, shopping, cleaning etc? WTF does this accomplish? Although, this year it’ll be another Bernie rally opportunity. What is th3e total cost to the city compared to these “benefits”? And why can’t you just have your own block party without government sanctions?

  • 3 bolide // Jun 3, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    It doesn’t “accomplish” anything, Biff, it’s just a night out with your neighbors. You don’t like to see people enjoying themselves? Maybe you don’t get on too good with your neighbors?

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