Your Ideas. Your Vote.

2019

Neighbourhood Decision Making is Back Again!

Get your thinking caps on!

Neighbourhood Decision Making 2019 will be accepting ideas for neighbourhood projects starting August 19!

Neighbourhood Decision Making is an opportunity for London residents to democratically decide how to spend a portion of the City’s budget on real projects to help make our neighbourhoods even better.

A total of $250,000 is available across the city with a maximum of $30,000 per project.

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Online idea submission will be accessible through this website and paper idea submissions will be accepted at most library locations.

How it Works

How does Neighbourhood Decision Making work?

Step 1: Idea Submission

  • Share an idea that would make your neighbourhood even better.
  • Review the Guidelines for Ideas here.
  • Check out the Idea Bank for some inspiration and potential costs.
  • All ideas will be reviewed and considered by city staff.

Step 2: Proposal Development

  • City staff will review all ideas for feasibility based on cost, level of complication, and relation to other existing plans and projects.
  • If your idea is feasible, City staff will support you to develop your idea into a one-page proposal.
  • Some details of your idea may need to change, depending on the feasibility review.

Step 3: Campaigning

  • If your idea is on the ballot, it’s up to you to get your neighbours, friends, and family to vote for your idea. The ideas with the most votes will receive funding!
  • You can create promotional materials and share them door to door or online.
  • Getting people to vote for your idea is a very important part of the process and an opportunity for you to meet new people and grow your neighbourhood community.

Step 4: Community Vote

  • All feasible ideas will be put on the ballot for voting.
  • Voting is open to all London residents of all ages.
  • No documentation or ID is required to participate.

Step 5: Funding and Implementation

  • City staff will work with the residents who submitted the winning ideas to implement their neighbourhood project.