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Large Projects Fund

The Large Projects Fund provides awards up to $100,000 to support community members in building community relationships around a project. Large Projects Fund activities may be physical projects as well as less tangible but equally significant educational, cultural, and relationship-strengthening activities. All projects must demonstrate its capacity to build a stronger and healthier community, and must:

  • Provide a public benefit and be free and open to all members of the public.
  • Emphasize self-help, with project ideas initiated, planned and implemented by the neighbors and community members who will themselves be impacted by the project.
  • Demonstrate community match.
  • Occur within the Seattle city limits.

To see the latest round of Large Projects Fund awards, click here.

Who Should Apply
The Large Projects Fund is open to:

  • Neighborhood-based groups, community-based organizations, ad-hoc groups and business groups (such as chambers of commerce) who want to do a project to build stronger connections in their neighborhood.

How to Apply
Before applying, carefully review the guidelines. Attendance at one of six mandatory workshops* is required in order for an application to be considered. Once a workshop has been attended, you can apply for the Large Projects Fund online. To get started, click here.

*Mandatory Workshops:

February

  • Tuesday February 10 at 6 - 8 p.m. Northgate Community Center - Multi-Purpose Room, 10510 5th Ave NE, 98125
  • Thursday February 19 at 6 - 8 p.m. Casa Latina - Workers' Center Room, 317 17th Ave S, 98144

March

  • Tuesday March 10 at 6 - 8 p.m High Point Community Center - Multi-Purpose Room, 6920 34th Ave SW, 98126
  • Wednesday March 18 at 6- 8 p.m. Northgate Community Center - Multi-Purpose Room, 10510 5th Ave NE, 98125

April

  • Wednesday April 1 at 6 - 8 p.m. Garfield Community Center - Multi-Purpose Room, 2323 E Cherry St, 98122
  • Thursday April 9 at 6 - 8:00 p.m. El Centro de la Raza - Room 106, 2524 16th Ave S, 98144

RSVP to a Workshop
Please RSVP by going to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LPFWorkshop2015

Or by:

To request childcare or interpretation services, contact us at least 3 days prior to your preferred workshop.

When to Apply
Applications must be received by the Department of Neighborhoods office by:

  • May 4, 2015 @ 5:00 p.m.

Application can not be submitted after 5:00 p.m.

Applicants are notified of award decision within three months of the full proposal deadline.

Questions?
For more information about the Large Projects Fund, contact a Neighborhood Matching Fund project manager.

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DEADLINES

Small Sparks Fund
Year-round

Small and Simple Projects Fund
Applications:
February 2, 2015
June 1, 2015
October 5, 2015

Large Projects Fund
Applications:
May 4, 2015



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