Neighbourhoods Alive! (NA!) is a long-term, community-based, social and economic development strategy that recognizes that building healthy neighbourhoods requires more than an investment in bricks and mortar. Neighbourhoods Alive! supports and encourages community-driven revitalization efforts in designated neighbourhoods across Manitoba in a number of key areas, including:
Neighbourhoods Alive! provides community organizations in designated neighbourhoods/communities with the support they need to revitalize their neighbourhoods. Neighbourhoods Alive! recognizes that often the best ideas for neighbourhood revitalization come from the community itself. The aim of Neighbourhoods Alive! is to support community ideas and goals with funding and planning assistance.Neighbourhoods Alive! works with:
Together Neighbourhoods Alive! and community partners build on the strengths and experiences of communities, taking into account the distinctive needs, conditions and priorities of individual neighbourhoods.
Under the coordination of the Neighbourhoods Alive! initiative, organizations can access funding and other resources that support neighbourhood revitalization efforts. These resources include programs targeted to designated Neighbourhoods Alive! neighbourhoods and localities: the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, Community Initiatives Program, and the Localized Improvement Fund for Tomorrow.
Other resources under Neighbourhoods Alive! include: Neighbourhood Development Assistance, Neighbourhood Housing Assistance, Training Initiatives, Lighthouses, Urban Art Centres and School Resource Officers.