Keep Charlotte Beautiful

​Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB)

Have an idea for a beautification project? KCB wants to hear about it!

Each year, Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB) accepts Letters of Intent for its Beautification Grant, an opportunity which awards up to $5,000 for community beautification projects. This competitive grant is open to neighborhoods, businesses, nonprofits, schools, and individuals citywide.

This year’s grant cycle is closed. More information on next year’s grant will be posted in the fall of 2023.

Projects must fall within the four tenets of Keep Charlotte Beautiful: litter prevention, waste reduction and recycling, beautification, and community greening. For more information about these principles and project ideas, please see the table below.

 KCB Core Principles & Eligible Project Opportunities

Clean-Your-Block Parties and educational efforts that promote litter removal & prevention

Eligible expenses:

Branded safety vests, t-shirts, temporary signage, gloves, tools/tool rental and marketing efforts.

Clean-up supplies including litter sticks, trash and recycling bags and safety vests are available upon request through Keep Charlotte Beautiful. 

Competitions and educational campaigns, decorative trash cans and recycling bins, pet waste stations, cigarette butt boxes and other methods to improve collection of waste and recycling

Eligible expenses:

Program supplies, signage, bins, design fees and installation.  

Beautification and placemaking enhancements, decorative elements including sculpture, painted pavement, murals, mosaics, decorative signal cabinet wraps, seating & benches.  Façade improvements may include help your neighbor campaigns to manage lawns, landscaping and minor exterior home repairs, painting and other enhancements.  

Eligible expenses:

Design fees, supplies and installation.

Community gardens, hydroponic gardens, street plantings, moveable planters or hanging baskets, trees, shrubs and other landscaping to promote bees, butterflies and other species, food production and clean air.

Eligible expenses:

Gardening tools/tool rental, design, signage, decorative elements including planter boxes and benches, potting soil and perennial plants*.

*Must include at least 50% native plant species.  

Project by Keep Charlotte Beautiful​ ​​