New grant program building community

Published on August 08, 2022

Lakewood is launching a new grant program for neighborhood groups to support their gatherings, activities and projects that bring residents together.

These small grants, ranging from $100 to $500, can go toward block parties, tree plantings, cleanups and other neighborhood get-togethers. The program is starting this month, and applications and details are available at Lakewood.org/GTgrant.

“Creating a sense of community takes more than living in a neighborhood. Fostering relationships with neighbors comes from actually building them, and this program is designed to help accomplish that,” said Trevor Wolfson, Lakewood’s neighborhood support team coordinator. “These kinds of neighborhood get-togethers are even more important now to help reestablish connections and a sense of community lost during the pandemic.”

Requirements of the grant program:

  • Neighborhood groups are eligible to apply for $100, $250 or $500 grants.
  • Get-togethers, projects and activities that promote neighborhood connection, sustainability and resilience will be given priority.
  • Applications will be accepted throughout the year until funds are expended, and an applicant may only receive a grant once per calendar year.
  • Applications should be submitted at least 30 days prior to an event, which should be inclusive and open to all neighbors.

 

 

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