The City of Edmonton held a Participatory Budgeting Pilot in 2 neighbourhoods, Balwin and Belvedere, to distribute up to $70,000 of Neighbourhood Revitalization Funding. The pilot provided residents, business owners and operators, and non-profit organizations with the opportunity to help decide how to distribute public money to benefit Balwin and Belvedere

2023 Projects

The following six community projects were selected to receive funding:

Celebrate & Connect: A Year of Community Fun

Submitted by KARA Family Resource Centre

A year-long celebration with four community events: a spring treasure hunt, a summer kick-off, a fall potluck and soccer party, and a winter festival.

These events seek to meet the community's need for social cohesion, cultural enrichment, and a sense of belonging.

Total: $10,000

Celebrating Belvedere

Submitted by Belvedere Community League

Bring community members together through a year-round celebration, featuring events like a Winter Festival, Movies under the Stars, Neighbour Day BBQ, return of the Fall Festival, and a rink-opening and Christmas Celebration with skating, crafts, and treats.

Total: $15,000

Community Corner

Submitted by Trinity Church

Address the need for a meeting place for youth ages 8 and up to learn a variety of skills, and enjoy interacting with each other and community members of all ages.

Total: $5,000

Community Engagement Series

Submitted by Balwin Community League

Invigorate the Balwin community by fostering good neighbour relationships and build a sense of pride in the community by hosting two events: a Spring celebration with musical acts and a Summer BBQ in collaboration with KARA Family Resource Centre; and one program: a subsidized seniors fitness program at the Balwin Community League Hall. Funds will also be used to create a website.

Total: $7,500

Painted Tarmac Art

Submitted by Princeton School

Princeton School will plan and implement a public mural that will bring more colour and vibrancy into the community and on school grounds. The mural will represent the diversity of backgrounds reflected in the community. The funding will allow the school to consult with the broader community, plan and create the mural by the fall of 2024.

Total: $14,000

We All Belong in Balwin - Public Art Murals Project

Submitted by Balwin School

Public art murals at Balwin School that will visually and socially connect community members. Students, families, and community artists will be involved and will seek to create an inclusive environment, with diverse visual representations, including Indigenous culture and multicultural connections.

Total: $17,500