Are you and your neighbors looking for funding to bring your community’s vision to life? The City’s Neighborhood Matching Grant program is now accepting applications for the 2024 calendar year, allowing neighborhood organizations to apply for up to $5,000 in dollar-for-dollar matching funds.
The public is invited to attend a workshop to learn more about the grant program.
- Monday, February 19, 4-6 p.m.
- Dr. Wesley Grant Sr. Southside Center, 285 Livingston Street
- Drop-in friendly, refreshments provided
The workshop will feature informational stations with opportunities to learn from past awardees, interact with members of the staff review committee, and learn about technical assistance available from the Sustainability Advisory Committee and RiverLink.
Neighborhood Matching Grant background:
Established in 2021 by City Council, the Neighborhood Matching Grant program is designed to strengthen relationships between neighbors, cultivate the spirit of volunteerism, and help communities accomplish self-determined goals. The program has so far awarded 33 projects, resulting in $159,110 in City funds and an estimated 2,500 volunteer hours invested in Asheville’s neighborhoods.
The program is meant to provide one-time funding to kickstart new projects or strengthen an existing effort. By supporting a wide range of imaginative projects, the program gives neighborhood organizations an opportunity to improve the quality of life in their community in ways that are most important to them.
A snapshot of featured past projects is available in the Spotlight Projects Guide.
The Neighborhood Matching Grant program is administered by the Community Engagement Division of the Communication and Public Engagement Department. To find out more about the Neighborhood Matching Grant Program and to apply, visit the program webpage.