Funds available to help neighborhoods celebrate Night Out on August 6th

On August 6th, 2013 Seattle neighborhoods will celebrate the annual Night Out event.  If your neighborhood plans to participate, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund available to support your Night Out event and activities.

The Small Sparks Fund provides matching dollars for neighborhood-initiated projects that promote community engagement.  Community groups can request up to $1,000.00 to help fund Night Out planning and activities such as outreach efforts, educational fairs, youth concerts, bike parades, neighborhood cleanups, and entertainment, to name a few. 

The deadline for applications is July 8th, but you must register to apply by July 1st.

For information and the application process, visit www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/nmf/smallsparks.htm or call 206-733- 9916.

The Small Sparks Fund is open for applications year-round.

Night Out is a national crime prevention event designed to heighten crime prevention awareness, increase neighborhood support in anti-crime efforts, and unite communities.

To learn more about Night Out, visit www.seattle.gov/police/Nightout/default.htm.