City of Seattle

Ed Murray, Mayor


SUBJECT:   Funds available to help neighborhoods celebrate Night Out on August 6
6/13/2013  1:00:00 PM
Lois Maag  (206) 615-0950

Funds available to help neighborhoods celebrate Night Out on August 6
Small Sparks Fund provides matching funds to support community engagement

June 13, 2013 (Seattle, WA) - On August 6, Seattle neighborhoods will celebrate the annual Night Out event. If your neighborhood plans to participate, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund available to support your Night Out event and activities.

The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement. Community groups can request up to $1000 to help fund Night Out planning and activities such as outreach efforts, educational fairs, youth concert, bike parades, neighborhood cleanups, and entertainment, to name a few. The deadline for applications is July 8, but you must register to apply by July 1.

For information and the application process, visit or call 206-733- 9916. The Small Sparks Fund is open for applications year-round.

Night Out is a national Crime Prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite communities. To learn more about Night Out, visit

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Seattle Department of Neighborhoods