Neighborhood Matching Grants

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The Neighborhood Matching Grant (NMG) Program is a program for neighborhood-based organizations to help them improve the quality of life in their communities. 

About the NMG Program

The Neighborhood Matching Grants Program has helped Charlotte citizens improve their neighborhoods since 1992.  The program awards funds to eligible neighborhood-based organizations for projects that make neighborhoods better places to live, work, play and shop.​

Workshop Presentations

Attendance at a pre-application workshop is required. If your neighborhood representative is unable to attend a scheduled workshop, you may view or revisit the workshop presentations using the links below:   

NMG Program Basics & Eligible Activities

Project Know How & Application Process 

Application Pointers and Grant Approval Process


Community Connections Incentive Program (CCIP)

The Community Connections Incentive Program (CCIP) is a limited-time opportunity intended to build connections and bring neighborhoods together through community building festivals and events. 

Program details and application instructions

Budget worksheet 


Contact Us

Philip Freeman, NMG Program Manager

Annual Application Deadlines

  • March 1
  • June 1
  • September 1

Pre-application Workshops

Old City Hall, 600 E. Trade Street*

  • May 10, 1 - 2:30 p.m.
  • May 10, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
  • May 16, 12 - 1:30 p.m.

Independence Regional Library, 6000 Conference Drive

  • May 3, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center, 2921 Tuckaseegee Road

  • May 9, 6 - 7:30 p.m.

Please visit our Neighborhood Training Programs and Resources page to register for your preferred Workshop.

*For workshops offered at Old City Hall, participants may attend in-person or remotely (Internet and phone access required). If interested in attending remotely, please contact Philip Freeman at (704) 336-4594 or​