Neighborhood Matching Fund Hosts Free Workshops for Community Groups

1st workshop is Thursday, January 8

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) is hosting workshops for community groups interested in learning more about the city’s popular Small and Simple Projects Fund. The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $25,000 to neighborhood groups for community-building projects.

Each workshop provides an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. The dates are:

  • Thursday, January 8; 6 – 8 p.m. at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Ave S – Room 309
  • Wednesday, January 14; 6 – 8 p.m. at Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave N – Room 3To RSVP call 206-733-9916 or go online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/NMFWorkshop. Childcare and interpreters can be arranged for participants who RSVP and request these services at least 72 hours in advance.To learn about the Fund, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm. The deadline for applications is Monday, February 2 at 5:00 p.m., but be sure to register now to apply. There are two more opportunities to apply to the Small and Simple Projects Fund. The deadline dates are June 1 and October 5, 2015, and workshops will be offered prior to both.

Have a Project Idea for your Neighborhood? Come to One of our Workshops

The Neighborhood Matching Fund Program awards matching dollars for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members in Seattle. It is hosting three workshops for those interested in applying to its Small and Simple Projects Fund this October. The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching awards of up to $25,000.

At the workshop you will get an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. To RSVP call 206-733-9916 or go online at surveymonkey.com/s/NMFWorkshop. Childcare and interpreters can be arranged when you RSVP and request these services at least 72 hours in advance. The workshops are open to everyone.

Tuesday August 12 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, 4408 Delridge Way SW

Tuesday September 9 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Miller Community Center, 330 19th Ave E

Tuesday September 16 at 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Ave NE

The deadline for applications is Monday, October 6 at 5:00 p.m., but make sure to register early on our web-based application system. Our staff is available to advise groups on ways to develop successful applications and projects. They are eager to help you, so call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov before you apply to discuss your project idea with one of our project managers.