The City of Edmonton works with residents, community leaders and other organizations to make Edmonton one of Canada’s most livable cities.
Relationships build a neighbourhood; we help bring Edmontonians together at the neighbourhood level, so they can collectively identify the assets of their local area and use them to enhance their neighbourhood.
Through the Neighbourhood Engagement process, residents strengthen their skills and connections by working together to undertake initiatives that are desired by the community.
Goals of Neighbourhood Engagement
- Increase community connections to build a sense of community and community ownership
- Create opportunities to work with people beyond your circle to create new working relationships and potential partnerships
- Inspire community volunteers to make their neighbourhoods the place they want them to be
- Engage assets already in the community and build community capacity
- Offer practical applications and valuable lessons for caring neighbours who want to make a difference
Engage Your Neighbourhood
- Think about all the great resources, connections and people in your neighbourhood
- Think about a really great way to make the community better, share it with someone and come up with a plan together
- Share and discuss your ideas with others
- Form a group of at least six other people who share a great idea and are willing to work together and with others to make it happen
Funding for Neighbourhood Initiatives
While the Neighbourhood Engagement process is there to encourage connections, collaborations, partnerships through initiatives that enhance and build neighbourhoods, Neighbourhoods Micro-Grants and Neighbourhoods Connection Grants are meant to assist groups with implementing these initiatives that will engage and involve different people in their neighbourhood(s).
There are two levels of funding available:
- Neighbourhoods Micro-Grants up-to $350 (non-matching)
- Neighbourhoods Connections Grants $351 up-to $2500 (matching)
View the Eligibility Criteria to see if your group is eligible for Neighbourhood Engagement Funding through either of the grants.
Deadlines for applications must be 6 weeks prior to the event/initiative starting.
For any questions about the application forms, or for assistance filling out your application, please contact your Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator (NRC). To find out who your NRC is, please contact 311.
Need Some Ideas?
This toolkit has been created to provide you with tips and tools for bringing the people in your neighbourhood together.
Any neighbourhood can be enhanced, not by vast infusions of cash or by government, but by the people who live there.