Your plan for Schipperskwartier could get € 30,000

Published: 26 September 2020Modified: 9 October 2020

The municipality is making funds available to make the Schipperskwartier more beautiful, liveable and physically active as well as greener. Residents, businesses and social organisations are invited to come up with plans. There is € 30,000 available to carry the plans. Small and inexpensive plans are also welcome. Submit your plan before Sunday, 25 October 2020.

Everybody is allowed to submit a plan. The municipality and the neighbourhood jury will decide which plans are feasible. Afterwards the residents of the Schipperskwartier will divide the money among the feasible plans. This way the residents themselves decide which plans will be executed.

How does it work

You submit your plan by Sunday, 25 October 2020 in using the registration form on Your plan will then be published online right away. It is up to you to drum up attention for your plan. For example, by sharing your plan on social media. You could also go door-to-door to speak with residents in the neighbourhood.

The neighbourhood votes

Everybody in the neighbourhood can vote for the plans by giving them a ‘like’. Does your plan have at least 15 likes on Sunday, 1 November? Then the plan will proceed to the next round. During this round the municipality will examine the remaining plans in terms of feasibility. The municipality will announce all the feasible plans on Monday, 7 December 2020 on

Residents divide € 30,000 among the remaining plans

Together with the people in your neighbourhood you decide which plans will go ahead. You can divide the amount of € 30,000 among 1 or more plans. You have until Sunday, 10 January 2021 to do this.

Help with your plan

You can also submit your plan on paper at Trefpunt Vliethage, Rijswijkseweg 252. You can pick up the forms you need there. A staff member from the Laak city district can help you with your plan. You can visit Trefpunt Vliethage on:

  • Monday from 13.00 to 15.00 hrs.
  • Wednesday from 9.00 to 11.00 hrs.

The plans submitted on paper will be published online every week on Friday. Afterwards you can start drumming up interest for your plan. You can also contact the WhatsApp Helpdesk. This Helpdesk is available during office hours on tel. 06-31 10 63 95.

Announcement of winners

The municipality will announce the winning plans in Trefpunt Vliethage on Friday, 15 January 2021.

More information

You can find more information about Schipperskwartier Bepaalt on

Neighbourhood budget for other neighbourhoods

After the Schipperskwartier the other neighbourhoods in the Laak city district will also get a neighbourhood budget:

  • Laakhaven in 2021
  • Molenwijk in 2022
  • Binckhorst in 2023

Spoorwijk and Laak Centraal already had a neighbourhood budget in 2017 and 2018. The municipality would like to help you work out an initiative for your neighbourhood. It will look at whether your idea is feasible or eligible for a subsidy for activities. Read more about this under Apply for subsidy for activities for city district.

Schipperskwartier in Laak
Schipperskwartier in Laak