Neighborhood Matching Fund offers new funding opportunities for locals

The application period for city-funded neighborhood projects through the Neighborhood Matching Fund is now open.

A workshop will be held on Thursday, February 2, at Phinney Neighborhood Center (6532 Phinney Ave N in Room 6) from 6 to 7:30 p.m., to help applicants understand the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements.

An example of a project funded in the past is the improvement project at Ballard P-Patch. The funds helped to realign the plots at the garden at 8527 25th Ave NW to ensure equitable square footage for each gardener. Funds were used to install wider footpaths, an additional water spigot, and an underground conduit to provide power to their patio.

According to the city, all projects must demonstrate its capacity to build a stronger and healthier community, and must:

  • Provide a public benefit and be free and open to all members of the public.
  • Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the neighbors and community members who will themselves be impacted by the project.
  • Demonstrate community match.
  • Occur within the Seattle city limits.

To RSVP for next week’s workshop, call (206) 733-9916 or click here.

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