Build Your Neighbourhood – Social media competition

9 September 2021

Build your neighbourhood social media competition is finalised for 21/22

If you are a CWH resident and share a post of your Build Your Neighbourhood (BYN) idea on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #cwhbuildyourneighbourhood you could win a prize! Please tag us @citywesthousing on insta and @cwh.citywesthousing on Facebook so we can see your post.

By sharing your *submitted BYN idea on CWH social media with #cwhbuildyourneighbourhood you go into the draw to win a stencilling craft box from 107 Projects. The craft box is filled with all the materials and support you need to get creative from home, designed by a local artist.

For bonus points please include an image to share your BYN idea and/or update your Facebook Profile with a BYN frame, see the instructions: How to add a BYN frame on my Facebook Profile Pic.

*The idea in the post must be submitted by a CWH resident for the BYN program with an EOI FORM

BYN FB profile frame

What is Build Your Neighbourhood?

BYN is a program for City West Housing residents to submit ideas for projects to make your neighbourhood and community better with a body, mind and soul theme.

Successful projects will get funding to make those ideas a reality.

It’s about building happy and thriving communities.

We believe that you know what’s best for your community and this is a way of getting your say in the types of programs that CWH runs.

The purpose of BYN is to help residents:

  • connect with each other
  • feel engaged
  • get involved in your communities and buildings.

The program is designed to promote your health, happiness and wellbeing.

BYN aims to foster inclusive and accessible communities where residents are proud to live, feel safe and empowered – and where residents have a genuine say in the way we do things.

Looking for great projects

We believe getting to know your neighbours can be done through enriching your body, mind and soul. You should also think about ways that we can keep connected and thrive during lockdown. We’ll be looking to support projects that activate the:

  • Body: indoor or outdoor activities.
  • Mind: learning, meditation, discussion.
  • Soul: culture, cooking, creativity, gardening.

Looking for inspiration?

Check out a slideshow of images of last year’s BYN projects from a public art mural to yoga classes, by visiting the BYN page.

You can download the BYN Poster here

What’s different this year?

We’re proud of what BYN achieved last year, however, we’ve listened to your feedback and made some changes so it is easier to submit your ideas. We’re also here to give support to anyone who needs help with their submission. Find out more about the new process by visiting the BYN page.

Please note that only CWH residents, including their household members, are eligible to submit ideas for BYN.


Thank you for submitting your BYN Expressions of Interest – submissions are now closed for 21/22

Thank you to everyone who submitted ideas for the 21/22 BYN program, we are currently assessing the applications. Please stay tuned for announcements of the successful projects. The program is delivered annually so please take part by submitting your BYN ideas for the 22/21 program, next year. Any questions please email: