Collective Impact Lincoln, a local partnership to lift up Lincoln’s core neighborhoods and empower resident-led change, has established a mini-grant program to benefit projects in six local neighborhoods.

The mini-grants will support tangible, meaningful change through neighbor-led projects. Residents or organizations can apply for up to $500.

Projects can be small in scope — a Little Free Library, for example — or larger, partnership-oriented projects. The main requirement is that the project brings benefit and value to neighborhoods and their communities, said Nancy Petitto of Civic Nebraska, Collective Impact Lincoln’s program manager.

The grants are available for projects in Collective Impact Lincoln’s focus neighborhoods — Belmont, Clinton, Everett, Hartley, Near South and University Place.

Those interested can apply for a mini-grant by visiting civicnebraska.org/impact-minigrants and following the submission directions.

More information about the mini-grants, as well as ideas for neighborhood projects, will be shared Feb. 23 at Collective Impact Lincoln’s free Community Builder Workshop at Park Middle School, 855 S. Eighth St. For details on the free workshop, visit the event’s Facebook page at bit.ly/2sZ4tI3.

Collective Impact Lincoln is a partnership among Civic Nebraska, Nebraska Appleseed and the South of Downtown Community Development Organization. More information: civicnebraska.org/impact.

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Assistant city editor

Shelly Kulhanek is assistant city editor.

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