Parks and Recreation Grant Cycle Now Open

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Granville County’s Parks and Recreation Programming Funds are used to facilitate the development and support of active and passive recreation and leisure activities for Granville County residents.  The objective is to make these activities available to as many residents, and from as broad a spectrum of residents, as possible.  Recreation programming should seek to serve all age groups.  The Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee Bylaws prohibit discrimination in the use of funds.



The 2018-2019 grant application period runs January 22, 2018-March 9, 2018. All applications must be submitted by March 9, 2018 by 5 pm. Applications must be submitted by email to, or in person/by mail to the County Manager’s Office. Grant information sessions will be held throughout cycle.


For more information, contact Charla Duncan, Granville County Grants Coordinator, at 919-603-1366 or at


The Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee intends to broaden the geographic and programming scope to make recreation more accessible for more Granville County residents.  The FY 2018-2019 funding priorities for the committee are listed below. While the committee intends to prioritize certain locations and recreational amenities in order to achieve strategic goals in the county, all locations and projects that meet grant guidelines will be considered.


Geographic Priorities

Areas outside of large municipal limits

Areas not in close proximity to existing recreational facilities, especially those of like kind


Recreational Priorities

Walking trails


ADA and inclusive recreation equipment and recreation for youth and adults of varying needs

Outdoor fitness equipment

Dog parks


Bicycle trails

Picnic shelters and tables


Parks, facilities, and activities that do not require a membership fee

Open park space for family friendly activities/passive recreation


**The above priorities have been selected for the FY 2018-2019 based on documented demand through recreation surveys and public input at Recreation Advisory Committee meetings, as well as a survey of current parks and recreation inventory.**

               The Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee recognizes that recreation is not limited to active sports such as baseball, football, tennis, soccer, etc. Recreation also includes passive activities, such as nature observing, hiking, canoeing, frisbee, kite-flying, bird watching, etc. Recreation includes activities that people can do in their free time and can include activities such as photography, dance, theater, pottery, yoga, karate, etc.

               The Granville County Recreation Advisory Committee understands that certain non-recreation support amenities are integral to the success of a recreation facility. While applications asking for the funding of non-recreational support amenities (like restrooms and parking lots) are not prioritized, they will be considered.


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