Deadline Approaches for Matching Funds to Support your Neighborhood Project

September 2 workshop for interested applicants
Application deadline is October 5

If your group needs funds to do a neighborhood project, our Neighborhood Matching Fund may be able to help. However, you’ll need to be quick because the application deadline for the Small and Simple Projects Fund is Monday, October 5 at 5:00 p.m. This fund provides awards of up to $25,000 to for community-building projects that are matched by community contributions.

To learn about the Small and Simple Projects Fund, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallandsimple.htm. This is the last opportunity in 2015 to apply to this fund.

The final workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, September 2 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at University Heights Community Center (Room 209), 5031 University Way NE. The workshop provides an overview of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, the qualities of a good project, and the application process and requirements. To RSVP, go online at surveymonkey.com/r/ZHM36BJ or call  206-233-0093. The workshop is open to all.

Our Neighborhood Matching Fund staff is available to advise groups on ways to develop successful applications and projects. You are strongly encouraged to call 206.233.0093 or email NMFund@seattle.gov to discuss your project idea with one of our project managers.

The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) Program awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members. Its goal is to build stronger and healthier neighborhoods through community involvement and engagement. Every award is matched by a neighborhood’s contribution of volunteer labor, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash.

Congratulations to the Recipients of Historic Seattle’s Historic Preservation Awards

On May 13, Historic Seattle hosted the 6th Annual Historic Preservation Awards ceremony to showcase and recognize some of the exceptional public and private projects that preserve and protect Seattle’s built heritage and historic landmarks. Since the first year of the awards in 2009, they have recognized prominent rehabilitation projects, restoration of historic rural places, preservation of neighborhood character, heritage/architecture publications, and individuals who have contributed greatly to preserving the built environment and educating the community about local history.

Congratulations to the 2014 Historic Seattle Preservation Award recipients:

  • Beth Chave Historic Preservation Award for Best Restoration: Seattle Department of Transportation for the restoration of King Street Station in the Pioneer Square Preservation District. This award was created in honor of Beth Chave, our beloved co-worker who passed in 2012.
  • Sustainable Preservation Award: Vulcan Real Estate for the adaptive reuse of the Supply Laundry Building, a city of Seattle landmark, in South Lake Union.
  • Exemplary Stewardship Award: St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for the longstanding commitment to preserving its building while responding to the needs of the congre­gation and the Uptown neighborhood.
  • Historic Vessel Preservation Award: Northwest Seaport Maritime Heritage Center for blending maritime history, education, and outreach through the restoration of the heritage vessel and museum, Lightship No. 83 “Swiftsure.”
  • Preserving Neighborhood Character Award: Ada’s Technical Books for preservation and transformation of a house into an inviting, community gathering place and business on Capitol Hill.
  • Communications and Technology Award: Justin Carder for his contribution to communicating preservation news through the Capitol Hill Seattle Blog.
  • Community Advocacy Award: Friends of the Market recognizing its 50 years of advocacy for the historic Pike Place Market.
  • Community Investment Award: John Bennett for his long-term investment in the restoration and revitalization of the Georgetown neighborhood.

Visit historicseattle.org/ to read about the event and Historic Seattle. To learn more about historic preservation in Seattle, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/preservation/.