Neighborhood Get-Togethers

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Small grant program for neighborhood gatherings

These grants, ranging from $100 to $500, are intended to support projects or events that bring neighbors together around a shared purpose or activity. Block parties, cleanups, supplies for a neighborhood volunteer project — these are just a few examples of projects that are eligible for funding. How will your neighborhood get together?


Neighborhood Get-Togethers: Grant Process

1.png        1. Brainstorm ideas with neighbors. 
 2.png        2. Submit application.
 3.png        3. Get approval and complete contract.
 4.png        4. Get together for the event/project.
 5.png        5. Submit evaluation, receipts, and photos.
 6.png        6. Receive reimbursement.

 


Details:

  • Neighborhood groups are invited to apply to receive a grant of either $100, $250 or $500.
  • Apply anytime during the year until funds for that year are expended.
  • Projects will be reimbursed after the final evaluation, receipts, and photos have been submitted.
  • A block may only receive the grant once per calendar year.


Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a resident or property owner in Lakewood.
  • Applications should be submitted at least two weeks prior to event.
  • Event should be inclusive and open to all neighbors.
  • If your proposal is approved, you must complete a contract.
  • Provide a follow-up evaluation within two weeks of the date of the event, including:
    • Completed evaluation form.
    • All receipts from items purchased for the event.
    • At least five photographs of the event.

Review Process:

All applications are reviewed by City staff and rated for neighborhood involvement, neighborhood improvement, project readiness and longevity. Projects that promote neighborhood connection, sustainability and resilience will be prioritized and more likely to receive grant funding.


We WILL NOT fund projects that:

  • Occur outside of Lakewood city limits.
  • Do not have proper permitting and do not adhere to City codes and regulations.
  • Are organized by a business; educational, religious, or political organizations; or use funding for cash prizes, field trips or admissions.
  • Include alcohol, cigarettes and any illegal substances in the proposed grant budget.
  • Finance private property improvements.

Examples of eligible Get-Togethers:

  • Food and supplies for a neighborhood BBQ, ice cream social or block party.
  • Plants, soil and mulch to jump-start a neighborhood garden.
  • Supplies for a neighborhood cleanup and shirts for volunteers.
  • Holiday dinner and mailbox decorating contest.
  • Little Free Library, community pantry or seed bank project.
  • Composting, xeriscaping or bee conservation lunch and learn.
  • Neighborhood entryway beautification project and breakfast.
  • Memorial tree planting event.

Ready to apply? Use the online application below. If you have any questions, please contact neighborhoods@lakewood.org.

We look forward to hearing from you and will be in touch soon!

 

Neighborhood Get-Together Grant Application

Solicitud de Subsidios para Encuentros Vecinales