Grants for YOU and your neighborhood

2024 BLOCK PARTY AND DUMPSTER GRANTS ARE NOW OPEN!

Localworks is here to engage you as residents and provide you opportunities and small grant funding to make your neighborhood the perfect place you call home. Localworks offers both Block Party Grants and Dumpster Grants for you to utilize to clean up your neighborhood, engage with your neighbors, and/or both. Grants are not limited to one or the other, so if your neighborhood would like to apply for both, we highly encourage this. What better way to celebrate a day of clean up than throwing a block party after? 

Ready to Submit Your Application?

*Please submit your application at least two weeks before your earliest desired dumpster day weekend.

We cannot deliver a dumpster on the weekend immediately following the day we receive your Application.

More information on Dumpster Grants:

Sometimes, our neighborhoods start to accumulate junk. Debris piles accumulate, couches sit on porches, overgrown bushes need pruning, and everything needs a good raking. Dumpster Grants is your chance to get your neighbors to work together and fill a dumpster with all of this junk. Get to know your neighbors and help tidy up the neighborhood!​

All Wheat Ridge neighborhoods are eligible to participate.​

  • Selected applicants will have a 20-yard dumpster dropped off for the chosen weekend.
  • There is usually a Friday drop-off (any time before 7:00pm) and a Monday morning pick-up.
  • This is NOT for personal construction debris.
  • A minimum of five (5) neighbors must agree to participate and sign up on the application.

Yard debris, furniture, general trash, appliances

*IMPORTANT* Materials Not Allowed: paint in liquid form, refrigerators, toxic items (such as batteries and motor oil), large construction debris, concrete, dirt, household food garbage, and tires.

In the Driveway: The preferred placement is on a private driveway of one of the households participating in the event. The cost is free to place the dumpster in a driveway.

On the Street: You can request to have the dumpster placed on city streets. However, because the streets belong to the City of Wheat Ridge, you will need to get a permit from the City. There is a $100 fee for the permit, but the permit is valid for five (5) years. (So, once you get your permit, you can have the dumpster placed on the street instead of your driveway any time with the five-year term before having to get a new permit.) To get the permit application, do the following steps:​

  • Email Kerry Strong with the City of Wheat Ridge Public Works department to request a Short Term Revocable permit: kstrong@ci.wheatridge.co.us
  • Alternatively, you can go to the City Hall building (7500 W 29th Ave) and request for a “Short Term Revocable Permit Agreement.”
  • Fill out the application to give to the city with the $100 permit fee.

The applicant listed on the application is responsible for organizing the event (with assistance from Localworks staff and volunteers, of course!) 

No official reporting is needed. We just ask that you please take pictures of the event to submit to Localworks.

Questions?

Questions about this programming? Email us and we’ll get back to you!

More information on Block Party Grants:

A stronger community means strong neighborhoods, so Localworks provides you opportunities to get to know your neighbors, celebrate with your neighbors and/or reconnect with them. The Block Party grant program reimburses approved applicants up to $150.00 for their block party that they may throw in their neighborhood. Accepted applicants will be notified, and following your block party for reimbursement, receipts must be submitted to Localworks. Localworks does not reimburse for alcoholic beverages.

There are two steps to this application process.

Many neighborhoods have annual block parties, and we have seen some very creative and fun activities to get you started on your planning:

  • Pull out your grills and have a barbecue!
  • Plan a neighborhood movie night with an inflatable movie screen and projector!
  • Got kids? Rent or borrow a bouncy house!
  • Host your own chalk art mini-festival and give a prize for the best artwork!

To help our Block Party Grants go further, Localworks has created our Block Party Library: a collection of specialty event equipment for residents to reserve and borrow for free, enhancing their block parties or other neighborhood events.

The Block Party Library has items that residents may not have the means or desire to purchase or rent for themselves, including: 10×10 tents, folding chairs, tables, large bluetooth speakers, projectors, inflatable projector screens, bouncy houses, yard games (giant connect four, giant Jenga, ladder golf), and a bubble machine.

Learn more about our Block Party Library, check out our full inventory, and reserve items for your own block party by clicking here: https://wearelocalworks.myturn.com/library/