Resources for Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships

In order to review their action plans Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships need access to documents which set out the key principles that underpin their roles and responsibilities. They also require an evidence base which helps them establish and identify needs and priorities in their areas.

Neighbourhood Renewal surveys

A programme of Neighbourhood Renewal Surveys commissioned by the Department, to be conducted by the NIHE Research Unit across Neighbourhood Renewal Areas.

Neighbourhood Renewal census comparison reports

Neighbourhood Renewal Census Comparison Reports 2014 compare a number of Census datasets to identify levels of need and improvements in Neighbourhood Renewal Areas.

Neighbourhood Renewal measurement of outcome indicators reports

Neighbourhood Renewal Measurement of Outcomes Reports 2018 compare a number of datasets to identify levels of need and improvements in Neighbourhood Renewal Areas.  You can get Measurement of Outcome Indicator Reports for 2014 and 2015 from Neighbourhood Renewal Unit.

Neighbourhood Renewal annual reports

Annual Reports for the Neighbourhood Renewal Areas document the progress made against Neighbourhood Renewal objectives:

Annual Reports 2017/18

Annual Reports 2016/17

Annual Reports 2015/16

    Outputs and outcomes

    The Neighbourhood Renewal Output and Outcome Indicators provides a common set of project output and outcome indicators agreed for Neighbourhood Renewal Investment Fund supported projects.

    Action plan review guidance

    Guidance on the Review of Neighbourhood Action Plans provides Neighbourhood Renewal Partnerships with policy direction and best practice on how to carry out an Action Plan Review in order to ensure that they continue to meet the priority needs of their areas.

    Code of practice

    The Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership Code of Practice and Guiding Principles sets out the key principles which will underpin the roles and responsibilities of those involved through the partnerships in the delivery of Neighbourhood Renewal, to ensure the effective use of public funds.

    As detailed within the Code of Practice each Partnership may establish a number of Sub Groups which should be developed around the four strategic objectives of the Neighbourhood Renewal Strategy. The Neighbourhood Renewal Partnership Sub Group Terms of Reference sets out the roles and responsibilities of those Neighbourhood Renewal Sub Groups.

    The Neighbourhood Renewal Material Consideration Memo provides additional information on how compliance with the code of practice is to be a material consideration in the Department’s appraisal of project applications.

    The Neighbourhood Renewal Membership of Partnerships and Effective Linkages Memo  provides additional information on:

    • appointments to Partnerships by open, transparent and inclusive means
    • demonstrating effective linkages through other means where representation of a sector has not been possible

    The Neighbourhood Renewal Clarification of Faith Based Memo details the definition of Faith Based organisations for the purpose of Neighbourhood Renewal. 

    Neighbourhood Renewal - People and Place Engagement Events

    The Department’s Community Empowerment Division organised and facilitated a round of People & Place stakeholder engagement events between October and December 2018 across Northern Ireland.  The events were well received with around 200 representatives attending the 6 events.  It was an opportunity for delivery partners and key stakeholders to take stock, recognise successes and challenges, consider new evidence to inform the way forward, reshape the Strategy and refocus funding.

    Neighbourhood Renewal - People and Place Engagement Events – Feedback report

    Overall, the feedback from the engagement events substantiates the findings of the 2014 People and Place Evaluation.  

    In presenting this feedback the Department recognises that the events are only part of a process of wider engagement. The Department will ensure that the findings from the People and Place evaluation and feedback report are fed into the thinking underpinning the Anti-poverty Strategy. Likewise the emerging suggestions and ideas about the future of People and Place will also help to inform the Anti-poverty Strategy.  Further Engagement events have already commenced and will continue over the coming months.

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