Wilmington City Council has long recognized the value of providing support to local non-profit organizations and community-driven initiatives that contribute substantially to the well-being, development, and growth of the Wilmington community. Thus, strategic fund allocation is a critical tool for meeting needs in our communities.
As with all taxpayer funds, the public deserves to know that funds are going to organizations with the capacity and integrity to provide quality services. To this end, City Council has developed a comprehensive set of measures to improve transparency and accountability in the use of strategic fund dollars.
Below are links to the Community Support Grant Fund Policies, Procedures, and Application:
FY23 COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUNDS AS OF 011723
Community Support Fund Policy and Guidelines Final External for FY21 as of 031221
Council Special Community Support Funds Impacted by COVID-19 Grant:
GRANT APPLICATION and GUIDELINES FOR COUNCIL SPECIAL COMMUNITY SUPPORT IMPACTED BY COVID 19 FINAL
Council Special Community Support Funds as of 011723
Wilmington City Council believes that all Wilmington children should have the opportunity to follow their dreams to attend a vocational or higher learning institution. To help fulfill this dream, Council offers scholarships to eligible students and families.Read more
- Wilmington Resident
- High School Senior or Adult Learner
- Acceptance to or Currently Attending an Accredited College, University or Trade School
Students must submit a written request to their district representative and/or At-Large member detailing their background, educational pursuits beyond high school, and current circumstances regarding eligibility, need and merit.
All 13 members of Council have dedicated dollars for scholarships and make independent decisions regarding awards. Scholarship awards range from $200 – $2,000. $2,000 is the maximum amount a student can receive in a fiscal year.
Scholarships requests should be sent directly to City Council members as follows:
(Council Member’s Name)
Louis L. Redding City/County Building
Wilmington City Council
800 French Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
Scholarships are paid directly to the education institution.