Neighborhood initiatives and special events bring people together. They build community, animate the city, and often generate economic activity. They are also fun. Unique events and social gatherings are part of what makes an urban neighborhood a great place to live.
The purpose of this small neighborhood grants program is to help support neighborhood initiatives and unique community events in neighborhoods located in the focus area of the Historic West End Initiative (Wesley Heights,
Biddleville-Smallwood, and Seversville.
Priority will be granted to initiatives and events that:
Initiatives and events supported by Small Neighborhood Grants Program MUST:
Your project should include a plan for sharing information and marketing your event or project to neighbors. Center City Partners will assist in sharing information through the tools and outlets we manage, as appropriate.
Project coordinators must assume accountability and responsibility for the following:
1. Management of the event.
2. Coordination with all affected property owners.
3. Coordinate with law enforcement to insure the public’s safety.
4. Securing a Special Event Permit from the City of Charlotte (as needed / if using City Property.)
5. Securing event or liability insurance, as appropriate. (CCCP staff can help guide you in assessing what
kind of insurance a special event might require.)
All grants also require completion of the brief Historic West End Initiative Small Neighborhood Grant Report.
To apply, complete the Historic West End Initiative Small Neighborhood Grant Application below. Submit your application at least 3 weeks before your anticipated start date. All proposals will be reviewed by CCCP staff.
Once your application is approved, submit receipts for approved expenses for reimbursement from Charlotte Center City Partners. Please allow at least 10 business days (2 weeks) for processing
Charlotte Center City Partners is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(4) organization that facilitates the economic, cultural
and residential development of the urban core. Our vision is for Charlotte’s Center City to be viable, livable,
memorable, and sustainable, with modern infrastructure, a tapestry of unique neighborhoods, and a diversity of
thriving businesses. For more details please visit http://www.charlottecentercity.org/about-us/