Placemaking Grant Program


The Placemaking Grant program is a community-building initiative that supports quick-wins, and transformative projects throughout the city to create, and enhance community vibrancy, safety, and identity through:

  • Activation of leftover and underutilized spaces
  • Streetscape improvements
  • Art and beautification efforts
  • Creation of community gathering spaces

Now in its third consecutive year, this grant has a total pool of $125,000. It builds upon the opportunities presented in the City’s Placemaking Hub, which provides toolkits to inspire and guide placemaking efforts. These efforts allow neighborhoods, individuals, and businesses to define the character and identity of their communities through community-driven projects with the support of the City of Charlotte Urban Design Center staff.

We are accepting applications for our placemaking grant from January 19th to Friday, March 3rd. You can apply for the grant at Placemaking Grant Application - 2023