National Street Service 2018 Summer Grants Program

Summer Grants Program 2018

We are offering ten grants of between $5 and $500 in support of National Street Service participants who want to build ‘street experiments’ exploring how to make local streets better on behalf of their communities.

Applicants are welcome to apply individually, or as a team.

If you have any questions please drop us an email at Read on below to see our evaluation criteria and timeline for actions.



Applications will be Evaluated based on:

  • the quality of the research question

  • potential for the idea to provoke excitement about streets as better places for people


To be eligible for a grant, you must:

  • Have completed the Soul Searching training either:

  • Have an idea for a new street experiment inspired by your Soul Searching experience

  • Be available to conduct your street experiment and report back between Friday, July 13th and Monday, August 31st


Recipients of the grant will be required to:

  • Build and conduct a ‘street experiment’ to test an idea for how to make your local streets better places for the people who use them

  • Document your work and submit a report sharing the experiment process, including:

    • Building the experiment

    • The experiment in action in the street

    • Community and local reactions to the experiment


Timeline for Summer Grants Program

  • Tues Jun 19 - Applications Open

  • Mon July 9 - Applications Close

  • Wed July 11 - Winners notified

  • Fri 13 July - Welcome call with grant recipients, Winners announced, start your street experiment

  • Mon Oct 1st - Deadline for completing your street experiment, deadline for report


Inspiration for Street Experiments