Eight neighborhoods in northeast, northwest, and southeast Charlotte recently received more than $100,000 worth of Neighborhood Matching Grant funds for community projects.
The Neighborhood Matching Grants program awards funding to eligible neighborhood-based organizations for community proejcts. Organizations can submit applications for $10,000 or $25,000 for projects ranging from landscaping and bike racks to Little Free Libraries and lighting upgrades. They are also required to match the funds received with cash, volunteer labor or in-kind donations.
Among the latest grant recipients are Kingswood Community Association, which received a $24,612 grant for a small playground, and Orchard Trace, which received $25,000 for crime prevention. Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Association received $18,922 for a community garden and Amity Place Homeowners Association was awarded $18,650 for a fence replacement.
Also receiving grant funds were:
Shamrock Hills Neighborhood Association -- $1,225 for outreach
Rockwell CDC -- $350 for a Community Night Out
Carmel Village Area 2 Homeowners Association -- $11,242 for pool area improvements
Monroe Road Advocates, Inc. -- $7,177 for outreach
For more information about the Neighborhood Matching Grants program, visit charlottenc.gov/nbs.