Small Sparks Funds still Available for Spring Clean!

If your neighborhood would like to participate in Spring Clean, the city’s annual community clean-up event, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund to support your activity.

The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement. Community groups can request up to $1,000 to help enhance their activities with funding for publicity, plants, or special clean-up supplies, to name a few. The deadline for applications is six weeks before your event.

For information on the application process, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallsparks.htm or call 206-233-0093. Interested applicants must register in the web-based application system at least two days before applying. 

Spring Clean is Seattle’s premier clean-up event hosted by Seattle Public Utilities (SPU). Held every April and May through a partnership with Parks and Recreation, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, and Department of Transportation, Spring Clean provides opportunities for residents to keep our city tidy. SPU provides bags, gloves, safety vests and more to help with the neighborhood clean-ups. For more information, contact the Spring Clean hotline at (206) 233-7187 or visit seattle.gov/util/EnvironmentConservation/GetInvolved/SpringClean/index.htm.

 

Capitol Hill Community Council Open House December 18

Come meet your neighbors and plan for future neighorhood projects!

The Capitol Hill Community Council will host a winter open house on Thursday, December 18, 6:30pm – 9:00pm, at the Cal Anderson Park Shelter House as a community-building, meet-your-neighbors, and information-gathering event on community needs and desires. The identified priorities will help the Capitol Hill Community Council apply for a Small & Simple grant or other funding opportunity.  This project was funded in part with a $1,000 Small Sparks award.

Neighborhood Matching Fund for Back-To-School Projects

Does your neighborhood want to organize an activity or event to celebrate the fall back-to-school season?

If so, it may qualify for support from NMF’s Small Sparks fund. This fund provides matching dollars of up to $1000 for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement. Project ideas might include Walking School Bus outreach, a back-to-school barbeque, youth-organizing, an autumn festival, PTA recruitment…and more!

Please call (206) 733-9916 or visit http://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallsparks.htm for more information.