What is Neighbourhood Renewal?
In June 2003, Government launched Neighbourhood Renewal - People and Place. Neighbourhoods in the most deprived 10% of wards across Northern Ireland were identified using the Noble Multiple Deprivation Measure. Following extensive consultation, this resulted in a total of 36 areas, and a population of approximately 280,000 (one person in 6 in Northern Ireland), being targeted for intervention. The areas include:
- 15 in Belfast
- 6 in the North West (including four in the city of Derry/Londonderry)
- 15 in other towns and cities across Northern Ireland
Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships
Neighbourhood Partnerships have been established in each Neighbourhood Renewal Area as a vehicle for local planning and implementation. Each Neighbourhood Partnership should include representatives of key political, statutory, voluntary, community and private sector stakeholders. Together, they have developed long term visions and action plans designed to improve the quality of life for those living in the area.
Many of the Neighbourhood Renewal Area Annual Reports 2019/20 include details of the organisations that are represented on each of the 36 Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships.
- Neighbourhood Renewal Annual Reports 2019/20 - Belfast
- Neighbourhood Renewal Annual Reports 2019/20 - North West
- Neighbourhood Renewal Annual Reports 2019/20 - areas outside Belfast and the North West
If you have any queries about the Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships and their membership please contact the relevant office:
- Community Empowerment Division Belfast Area Office
- Community Empowerment Directorate North West Development Office Neighbourhood Renewal Team
- Community Empowerment Directorate North Region Neighbourhood Renewal Team
- Community Empowerment Directorate South Region Neighbourhood Renewal Team
- Community Empowerment Directorate West Region Neighbourhood Renewal Team
Resources for Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships
Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships need an evidence base to help them review their action plans. They also need to access documents which set out the key principles for the delivery of Neighbourhood Renewal. This is to ensure the effective use of public funds. These can all be found on the Resources for Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships page.
Evaluation of Neighbourhood Renewal
In the original Neighbourhood Renewal People and Place Strategy a commitment was given to carry out and publish an interim and final evaluation. This Evaluation of Neighbourhood Renewal determined the extent to which the policy was meeting its objectives. The delivery model, overall impact and the lessons learned from the Neighbourhood Renewal programme is important - particularly for the Councils as they take forward their plans and policies for tackling deprivation through Community Planning.
If you have any queries please contact Neighbourhood Renewal Unit.