Win $500 for your project to improve Charlotte

Young woman Painting a sign that reads "Can't Buy Happiness"

Charlotte City Walks are much more than walking. Every year, the walks all around the U.S. inspire ideas for better cities. The Janes Walk organization will help you turn ideas into action.

Jane's Walk is teaming up with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to award Eyes on the Street microgrants of $500 to individuals and organizations in eight U.S. cities. You can use an Eyes on the Street grant to kick-start a project, workshop, hackathon, arts initiative, meetup, toolkit, booklet, or any initiative that turns your walking conversation into real action for your city.

What’s offered: Four grants of $500 are available.

Deadline to apply: For Charlotte applicants, the deadline is June 10, 2017, 11 p.m. EST. For other cities the deadline is June 1, 2017, 11 p.m.

Award notification: June 15, 2017

Open to: ​Walk leaders, city organizers, and walk participants who were inspired by a 2017 Jane's Walk in the following cities:  Akron, Ohio; Charlotte (where the walks are called City Walks); Detroit; Macon, Ga.; Miami; Philadelphia; San Jose; Saint Paul, Minn.

How to apply: Click here.

A few details: The proposal must be carried out by Sept. 30, 2017, and can’t be politically partisan or impart personal financial benefits. The application asks for a short (500 characters) descriptions of: the project, what inspired it, how it would take place, why it’s worth doing, how it would benefit your neighborhood or city, etc.

Before: Signs from real estate speculators. Photos: Greg Jarrell 
After: Signs, transformed, with a 2016 Eyes on the Street grant.