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Looking to Enhance Your Neighborhood? Funding is Available!

Did you know the City of Raleigh offers funding to improve local neighborhoods? Your neighborhood may be eligible to apply for Neighborhood Enrichment Funds and Neighborhood Art Funds for projects that strengthen and benefit your community.  

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Neighborhood Enrichment Funds

Neighborhood Enrichment Funds are designed to help neighborhood organizations work on projects they initiated and planned to enhance, unify, and strengthen their community. There are two levels of funding available, ranging from $250 to $1,000, to support the following project types:

  • Neighborhood organizing to create, diversify, or expand membership in a neighborhood group for the benefit of the entire neighborhood or community, such as newsletters, websites, and outreach initiatives
  • Physical improvements such as landscaping, signs, or park and playground equipment
  • Non-physical improvements including festivals, celebrations, training sessions, or workshops
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Neighborhood Art Funds

Neighborhood Art Funds, in partnership with the Raleigh Arts, are available for collaborative projects related to artistic and cultural exploration, connection, and understanding. Community members initiate, plan, and carry out art projects within their neighborhood.

These funds are for neighborhood-initiated art projects throughout the City of Raleigh. Residents can design their own projects, drawing on their individual, group, and community assets, skills, and talents. This funding also empowers neighborhood groups to utilize and pay local artists/instructors, etc., to help create their own community-based art ideas.

Interested in applying for funding?

Neighborhood Enrichment Services offers a variety of programs to help people of every age and background to become more active in their neighborhoods and the wider Raleigh community.



Neighborhood Enrichment Funds
Fabian Rodriguez

Neighborhood Art Funds 
Belva Parker