Neighbourhoods Alive!

A review of Neighbourhoods Alive! has demonstrated opportunities to simplify and improve community programs.  The Department will now engage non-profit organizations in developing a framework to better support community development through simplifying programming, cutting red tape and placing a strong focus on outcomes.

Core funding will continue to be provided in 2017. Project funding will also continue to flow for the current fiscal year. The Department will communicate directly with community organizations on the level and type of funding. As the review continues, the Department will determine the appropriate timing of new application intakes.

We look forward to engaging with stakeholders in the coming months to determine how to improve programming and implement changes. Neighbourhoods Alive! staff are available for assistance and to answer questions throughout this process.

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:
  • employment and training
  • education and recreation
  • safety and crime prevention
  • housing and physical improvements

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:

  • residents
  • community groups
  • schools
  • businesses and
  • other local organizations

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.


What are the Neighbourhoods Alive! programs? 

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: the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund and Community Initiatives Program.

Other resources under Neighbourhoods Alive! include: Neighbourhood Development Assistance, Neighbourhood Housing Assistance, Training Initiatives, Lighthouses, Urban Art Centres and School Resource Officers.


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