Financial Assistance

Last updated Aug. 27, 2019 - 2:06 pm
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The City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department strives to provide programs to all. Thanks to generous donations and support, we are able to provide financial assistance to those in need.

Play it Forward

Play it Forward financial assistance is provided on a sliding scale based on income and other financial circumstances. All patrons who wish to register for programs provided by the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department are eligible to apply. Please note that financial assistance is not available for: Specialty camps, organizations, adult teams, special events, or rentals.

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Give Play Scholarship

Give Play is an initiative supported by the City of Oaks Foundation and the City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department with the goal of removing cost as a barrier for getting youth engaged in park programs.

Learn more about Give Play Scholarship

Donate to Recreation Programs

One hundred percent of your donation goes directly to families in the triangle area. The scholarship fund helps reduce barriers to participation in recreation programs that encourage healthy lifestyles, promote self-confidence and teach life-long lessons. To make a tax-deductible donation, please mail a completed form to:

City Of Raleigh
Financial Assistance Program - 6107
P.O. Box 590
Raleigh, N.C. 27602

Federal Tax ID #56-6000236

Parks Donation Programs

Parks Donation Programs offer opportunities for community citizens to partner with the City of Raleigh to donate resources for the enhancement of City of Raleigh Parkland. Individuals and groups are able to donate funds for trees and general parkland enhancement projects. All general parkland enhancement donations will be used to fund projects that fit within the parkland’s Master Plan and Maintenance Plan. For more information on each donation opportunity, please select the links below.

Questions about donating to City of Raleigh Parks and Greenway Trails? Please contact Volunteer Programs or visit the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Volunteer Webpage.

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