Neighborhood Matching Grants

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​NMG Project Opportunities

Charlotte’s Neighborhood Matching Grants Program provides matching grant funding to eligible neighborhood based organizations for projects that improve community quality of life. Because each neighborhood is unique, the program offers neighborhoods the opportunity to choose which project is right for them.

Neighborhood Matching Grants projects should be selected through collaboration of neighborhood residents and must provide benefit to the community overall. Project possibilities include but are not limited to:

 Project Opportunities

  • Landscaping 
  • Trail improvements 
  • Murals
  • Benches 
  • Community art 
  • Tree planting 
  • Decorative signal cabinets
  • Community gardens
  • Greenhouses/hoophouses
  • Butterfly gardens
  • Community cookbook
  • Training & education

Festivals and Special Events project opportunities

  • Logo/brand development
  • Website development
  • Brochures/marketing collateral
  • Neighborhood directory
  • T-shirts, pens, stickers, magnets
  • Curb appeal improvements 
  • Street adoption 
  • Community/vacant lot clean-up 
  • Stream clean-up 
  • Landscaping
  • Community Asset mapping 
  • Membership drives 
  • Printing/mailing 
  • Yard signs (meeting date, yard or volunteer of the month, etc) 
  • Strategic planning 
  • Non-profit registration
  • Nuisance prevention 
  • Cultural programs 
  • Health and wellness 
  • Senior programs 
  • ESL programs 
  • Computer training/Digital Literacy 
  • Little Free Library
  • Infrastructure improvements 
  • Community centers 
  • Mailboxes 
  • Trash receptacles 
  • Dumpster enclosures 
  • Decorative fencing 
  • Curb Appeal improvements
  • Street lights 
  • Traffic Calming 
  • Security fences 
  • Security cameras 
  • Neighborhood Watch group 
  • Crime watch signs 
  • Speed limit signage
  • Park enhancements 
  •  Playground/fitpark equipment 
  • Athletic fields 
  • Trails 
  • Bike racks 
  • Outdoor chess/checkers/games 
  • Stages/performance space
  • Water, energy & waste reduction initiatives/ Recycling campaigns 
  • Community gardens 
  • Rider amenities in areas adjacent to transit stops 
  • Bike racks 
  • Pet/waste receptacles
  • Sign toppers 
  • Neighborhood Identification 
  • Entrance monuments 
  • Way finding signage 
  • Garden signs 
  • Can do signs 
  • Event signage & banners

​Apply here or contact Jackie Clare at or 704-336-7846 for additional information.


To learn more about project possibilities and helpful hints for certain project categories please review the program guidelines. If you need help planning your project or are unsure if your project qualifies, please contact the neighborhood liaison for your area.