Neighborhood Festival Funding

City of Aurora Offers Up To $1,500 For 2020 Neighborhood Events

Thinking about putting together a neighborhood event this year? If you live in Aurora, there’s up to $1,500 in funding available.

The city of Aurora is, once again, offering financial assistance to local organizations planning neighborhood events next year.

Neighborhood and community groups planning a public event in 2020 may apply for a Neighborhood Festival Funding Grant.

Funding, which is limited to $1,500 per applicant, is made available to assist groups that are hosting public events designed to educate, benefit, organize and/or connect Aurora residents.  Funds can pay for necessary support services such as table and chair rental, sound systems, stages, tents or other expenses.

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 downloaded to the right or can be obtained at the Aurora Community Services Department, 44 E. Downer Pl., 4th Floor in downtown Aurora. To request an application, contact the Aurora Community Services Department by calling 630-256-3400 or emailing dhakala@aurora-il.org.

Applications can be submitted in person to the same location or via email to dhakala@aurora-il.org

The deadline to submit applications is Dec. 12, 2019 for events planned for Jan. 1 through June 30, 2020; and March 1, 2020 for events running from July 1 through Dec. 31, 2020.

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