If you saw our Neighborhood Street Funds post and thought, “I have a project, but it’s not that large, and it doesn’t involve an SDOT street”, you probably weren’t alone. But, that’s why there’s a Neighborhood Matching Fund’s Small and Simple Projects Fund.
The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides matching funds of up to $20,000 for projects that build stronger and healthier neighborhoods. 2012 projects (none of which are Queen Anne-based, by the way) have included physical, educational, cultural, and relationship-strengthening projects.
All projects must:
- Provide a public benefit and be free and open to all members of the public
- Emphasize self-help (initiated, planned, and implemented by neighbors and community members)
- Demonstrate community match
- Occur within Seattle city limits
The Small and Simple Projects Fund is open to neighborhood-based groups, community-based organizations, ad-hoc groups and business groups, as well as community groups that do not have a geographic base, such as a racial or ethnic group, GLBT groups, a disability community, etc.