Start a New Group
Organized neighborhood groups are essential to fostering healthy community throughout the City. Filling out a new group application to create a neighborhood group is a great way to get to know your neighbors and better the community while encouraging residents to take an active role in organizing their neighborhoods. The City of Champaign provides technical and financial assistance to neighborhood groups including mailings, organization, leadership, and service project assistance, and additional assistance to help define and solve neighborhood issues and problems.
Benefits for registered neighborhood groups include:
- REGISTERED groups may apply for neighborhood small grants;
- REGISTERED groups may request one mailing per year to all members within their neighborhood group boundaries;
- REGISTERED groups receive technical assistance from City staff to help with group member retention and outreach efforts;
- REGISTERED groups receive direct knowledge from subject matter experts through the biannual Neighborhood Leaders Forum; and more!
Organized groups are encouraged to register with the City and remain active. To be considered active, neighborhood groups must hold at least 2 face-to-face meetings and update their registration annually. The City promotes updating Neighborhood Group registration at the beginning of each fiscal year, however, as officers change and groups evolve, registration can be updated any time simply by filling out the annual neighborhood registration update form.