Neighbourhood Decision Making

Participate in Neighbourhood Decision MakinG 2022

Voting for the 2022 Neighbourhood Decision Making program is now closed. Thank you to those who voted on ideas to improve their local neighbourhood. The City of London is currently counting the ballots and will share the winning results as soon as they become available.

2022 program

From June 18 to June 25, Londoners cast their vote for their top three favourite ideas online. In addition, in-person voting at London Public Library branches and call-in voting was conducted on Saturday, June 25. The ideas with the most votes will be implemented in your local neighbourhood. Below is the list of ideas Londoners had the opportunity to vote for through the 2022 program.

A total of $250,000 in funding is available from the City through the 2022 program. London was divided into five geographic areas as part of the voting process, and each of these areas will receive up to $50,000 for projects to help make the city’s many great neighbourhoods even better. Individual projects can receive up to $30,000 to be implemented.

List of ideas

About the program

Residents know the needs of their neighbourhoods better than anyone. They're the ones with great ideas to help make their neighbourhood stronger, safer, connected and vibrant. Many neighbourhoods can benefit from things like community events, a playground upgrade or outdoor exercise equipment. But some ideas need a bit of cash to come to life.

That’s why the City of London created the Neighbourhood Decision Making Program, where residents submit their ideas and get to vote on which ideas they want to see come to life. That’s what makes this program special -- the community gets to decide!

Neighbourhood Decision Making allows residents to be involved in making their neighbourhood a better place to live, while connecting with their neighbours and engaging in their municipal government.

Through this program, a total of $250,000 is available to enhance neighbourhoods across the city. Individual neighbourhood projects can receive up to $30,000 to be implemented.

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
Last modified:Saturday, June 25, 2022