Municipal Relations

Neighbourhoods Alive!

Important Message:

After extensive consultations, the Department will undertake a single-window, single-application intake and assessment process for new projects that must be completed by March 31, 2018, under its community development programs including Neighbourhoods Alive!, Community Places, Hometown Manitoba and Partner 4 Growth programs and related programming. The focus will be on planning for good outcomes, building better communities and sustaining community efforts. To achieve positive outcomes, applications should focus on:
-        Accessibility - reducing barriers for Manitobans regardless of where they live, their age, gender, cultural background, sexual identity, physical or mental ability or income.
-        Green Spaces and Active Transportation – creating new green spaces, advancing active transportation and maximizing use of parks, playgrounds, trails and pathways.
-        Newcomers - addressing the unique needs of immigrants and refugees and building on and encouraging involvement in the community.
Project applications will be assessed against these priorities. Core funding will continue for existing services while this intake occurs for these time-limited projects.
The Department will continue to engage the community and municipalities as it continues to review and improve its community development programs.  Projects that involve partnerships with two or more community organizations, demonstrate broad local government and community support and are regional in nature will receive additional priority consideration.
The application deadline is September 11, 2017. It is anticipated that funding decisions will be made by the end of October 2017.
Department staff are available to consult with you and your organization with technical and program advice regarding the suitability of a project you may be considering. Proponents are encouraged to connect with the contacts listed on the specific program websites.
For more information on the two programs open through Neighbourhoods Alive! please go to:

Neighbourhoods Alive! (NA!) is a long-term, community-based, social and economic development strategy, which 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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