Community Project & Event Fund Opens Today

The Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation’s Neighborhoods and Families Division has launched the Community Project & Event Fund to support local grassroots and nonprofit organizations and their cultural projects, programs, celebrations, and commemorations. 

The Neighborhoods and Families Division is requesting proposals for funding opportunities of up to $2,000.00 per application from Manchester non-profit community groups, clubs, and organizations. Qualifying candidates must plan to facilitate a project, program, or celebration which fulfills one of the following categories: Community Cultural Events, Commemorative Projects, and/or Arts and Culture Initiatives. Projects must be open and accessible to the public and must be culturally inclusive. 

Applications will be accepted from local Manchester non-profit 501©(3) organizations and/or government/education organizations (excluding divisions within the Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation), neighborhood groups, religious organizations, or other appropriate organizations who are interested in partnering and collaborating.

Funds may not be used for personnel and/or administrative fees, religious instruction or materials, capital expenses, or donations to other organizations. For more information on this funding opportunity, please visit the digital fund application at: 

The digital application will open on Wednesday, January 10th, 2024, at 9:00 AM. The submission deadline for this application is Sunday, April 14th, 2024, no later than 11:59 PM. 

Please contact Recreation Supervisor James Costa at [email protected] or (860)647-3089 with any questions.

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