Funding available to support Seattle’s Night Out activities

Night OutNight OutIf your neighborhood plans to participate in Night Out on August 1, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods has a fund to support your event!

Our Small Sparks Fund provides funding for projects that promote community engagement and are led by the community. Community groups can request up to $5,000 to pay for Night Out activities. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m., but, in order to apply, you must register first in our web-based application system at least 48 hours prior to June 21.

We highly encourage community groups to contact our staff to learn about the variety of Night Out projects the Fund can support such as sport tournaments, block parties, cultural gatherings, and pop-up markets. For information on the application process, visit seattle.gov/neighborhoods/programs-and-services/neighborhood-matching-fund/how-to-apply or call 206-733-9916. The Small Sparks Fund is open to 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 seattle.gov/police/community-policing/night-out.