Neighbourhood Decision Making

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Learn more about Neighbourhood Decision Making

Residents from every neighbourhood of the city have participated in London’s city-wide Neighbourhood Decision Making (NDM) program for the last few years. Londoners are able to come up with ideas to improve their local communities, rally their neighbours to vote for their ideas and see the winning ideas come to life through city-allocated funding.

Frequently asked questions

What is Neighbourhood Decision Making?

Neighbourhood Decision Making is a City program that offers community members of all ages the opportunity to directly decide how to spend a portion of the municipal budget in their neighbourhoods. It enables residents to work with the local government to make decisions that affect their lives. This program is an important part of the London Strengthening Neighbourhoods Strategy (2017-2020) and supports the Strategic Plan for the City of London in strengthening our community by creating vibrant, connected, and engaged neighbourhoods.

We have $250,000 for this program, with $50,000 allocated to five geographic areas of the City: Central, North West, North East, South West and South East. An idea can cost up to $30,000.

What is the purpose of Neighbourhood Decision Making?

The purpose of this program is to engage, empower, and connect residents by bringing neighbours together around community-driven projects that enhance and strengthen their neighbourhoods. 

What are the goals of Neighbourhood Decision Making?

The goals of this program include:

  • Resident engagement and participation in civic decision making;
  • Residents connecting with neighbours;
  • Learn what residents want in their neighbourhoods;
  • Resident involvement in local voting process where they get to decide how money gets spent.
Who can participate?

Any Londoner of any age can participate in all steps of the process. From idea submissions to voting.

Why should you participate?

Neighbourhood Decision Making offers residents the opportunity for real-life participation in voting for ideas that will improve the neighbourhood they live in.

Where does this take place?

It is a city-wide initiative, with five geographic areas: Central, South East, South West, North East and North West.

What qualifies as an idea?

Idea proposals should:

  • Involve and empower members of the neighbourhood and demonstrate broadbased and diverse participation in the project process
  • Be originated, planned and put into action by the neighbours and community members who will be affected by the project
  • Occur within the city limits and be on public land that is accessible
  • Idea proposals may achieve any of the following outcomes:
    • Improve neighbourhood safety, participation and mobility
    • Beautify the neighbourhood
    • Improve community connections and understanding between neighbours
    • Encourage diversity and inclusion
    • Enhance or expand green space
How do I submit an idea?

To officially submit your idea into the program, go to and follow the steps. Idea submission will open August 2021. 

The largest amount of funding available for any one idea is $30,000.


Last modified:Wednesday, July 28, 2021