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First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County

image with text: Neighborhood Project Grants Supporting Resident-Led Initiatives in the Heart of Orange

The Neighborhood Project Grants program is a collaboration between HANDS and The HUUB to support resident-led projects in the Heart of Orange neighborhood. We fund projects that build community, strengthen social networks, cultivate neighborhood leadership, expand youth activities, promote wellness and health and celebrate the city's diversity. Awards will be up to $500 for community-based projects focused on the following areas:


  1. Increase resident engagement and leadership to improve the Orange’s quality of life;
  2. Help cultivate resident-led projects that address pressing neighborhood issues;
  3. Provide resources to support leadership development for youth and adults;
  4. Support strong relationships among residents, grassroots groups, anchor institutions, and community assets working to improve Orange.

All projects must:

Orange is full of talented people with exciting ideas about how to make the city a better place. We are accepting applications from resident groups for projects in the Heart of Orange neighborhood. Groups may be long-standing, newly established or in the process of forming, and are not required to have non-profit or 501(c)(3) status.

Project Grant Workshops:

Workshops are held at The HUUB at First UU of Essex, 35 Cleveland St, Orange, NJ. RSVP at the EventBrite page - Facebook event pages with more information are here –

To Apply:

Application forms are available in English, Haitian Creole,and Spanish, in Microsoft Word and PDF:

Online applications are available as well: English version – Haitian Creole version -