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 new initiative for 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
How Do We Apply? 

1.       1. Review the NMG guidelines to determine if your organization and project are eligible.

2.       2. Prepare your application.

1.       3. Submit the application. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. 

How Do We Learn More? 
If you are interested in applying for an NMG, we recommend the following actions: 
  1. Complete this interest form to tell us a little about yourself, your neighborhood and the project you are considering. 
    Contact Community Engagement if you need help or have any comments or questions.

    Next Deadline: 
    July 31, 2017