JDA Our City Our Block

The JDA has opened its second annual call for submissions for the JDA Our City Our Block Inner City Partnership Challenge.

In the 2017/18 Our City Our Block partnership process, the JDA received 18 partnership applications, shortlisted 8 and directly assisted 5 local neighbourhood-scale partnerships with technical assistance to refine their partnership proposals. Three of these partnerships were put forward for implementation of a maximum of R5m each, beginning in the 2018/19 Financial Year.

This year the JDA again invite proposals from Inner City stakeholders to improve or transform the public realm and reshape the Inner City by:
(1) Encouraging diverse collaborative partnerships at a neighbourhood or precinct level.
(2) Identifying neighbourhood or precinct-scale capital projects, in public space, that would return sustainable socio-economic benefits to all inner city users.

Submissions will be assessed as a two-stage competition and the evaluation criteria for each stage are clearly set out in the application form. The shortlisted entries will be assessed both on the strength of the partnership as well as the strength of the idea, as both are required to ensure implementability and importantly, sustainability.

The JDA urge you to begin engaging with your neighbours to put together something great for your inner city precinct/neighbourhood.

Submission Forms and related information can be accessed free of charge via Google Drive at:


Also, follow the process on our social media pages

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OurCityOurBlock/

And https://www.facebook.com/JohannesburgDevelopmentAgency/

And look out for adverts in the print media.