The City of Edmonton works with residents, community leaders, registered organizations/associations, and registered businesses to make Edmonton one of Canada’s most livable cities.

Relationships build a neighbourhood. Bringing Edmontonians together at the neighbourhood level, we can collectively identify the nearby assets and engage them to enhance our local experience and quality of life. This is the foundation of asset-based community development.

Through the neighbourhood funding opportunities, residents and groups can strengthen their skills and connections by working together to undertake initiatives that directly benefit our communities.

Goals of Asset-Based Community Development

  • 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 who share a great idea and are willing to work together and with others to make it happen

Funding for Neighbourhood Initiatives

Fall 2021 Funding Applications

The City of Edmonton’s Neighbourhood Services is pleased to announce the improvements to our funding contribution program are in effect as of today, October 25, 2021.  Improvements include movement to an online application process and changes to grant names and funding levels.

The Neighbourhood Services funding contribution program changes are being made to: 

  • Improve community support through online application accessibility
  • Rename the grants to better reflect what each is for
  • Align the funding levels so that applicants know which one is most suitable for their needs 
  • Store group/organization applications under one account for easy reference 
  • Show how the funding contribution and your project is advancing Edmonton’s goals as outlined in the City Plan