Neighborhood Matching Grants

What Is the Neighborhood Matching Grants Program?
The Neighborhood Matching Grants (NMG) program awards matching funds to eligible neighborhood-based organizations to help make Durham’s neighborhoods better places to live, work and play. The Durham City Council approved this program as a new initiative beginning in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Each applicant may request up to $2,500 in matching funds.

Through Neighborhood Matching Grants, the City will fund projects, planned and implemented by residents, which will improve the livability of neighborhoods. Neighborhoods will also match City funds through volunteer labor, professional services, material donations, and/or cash.

The program’s purpose is to build neighborhood pride and resident involvement to …
  • Leverage resident involvement and resources 
  • Develop and enhance community and City partnerships
  • Empowering neighborhoods to solve local problems
In the 2016-2017 fiscal year, the City awarded a total of $27,000+ 12 neighborhoods. Learn about a few of these resident-led projects in this news release

If you are interested in learning more or applying for an NMG, complete this short interest form.

Next Deadline:  
January 31, 2018

Here are examples of successful past NMG applications:
Contact Community Engagement if you need help or have any comments or questions.