Aurora Offers Neighborhoods Funding For Community Events — First Deadline Dec. 15

Aurora Offers Neighborhoods Funding For Community Events — First Deadline Dec. 15

The city of Aurora is inviting community organizations and neighborhood groups to apply for Neighborhood Festival Funding Grants to assist with public community events in 2018.

Roots Aurora received funding last year.

Grants are available for groups that are hosting public events that acquaint Aurora residents with each other while educating participants about the community. Funds must be used for support services at the events, which can include rental of equipment, rental of tables or chairs, general liability insurance, security or emergency personnel.

Grants are available for up to $1,500. Available funding will be distributed among all eligible applicants.

The deadline to submit applications is Dec. 15, 2017, for events planned for Jan. 1 through June 30, 2018; and March 1, 2018, for events running from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2018.

Events that have received funding in the past include Roots Aurora, the LaSalle Street Car Show, Juneteenth, and Dia De Los Muertos.

Application documents can be obtained at or at the Aurora Community Services Department, 51 E. Galena Blvd in downtown Aurora.

Applications can be  submitted in person to the same location or via email to

  • Feature Photo Caption: The annual LaSalle Street Car Show is funded, in part, by a Neighborhood Festival Funding Grant.

SOURCE: city of Aurora news release

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