The project responds to the problem of low public engagement among residents of Szafranki – a rural area in the Ostróda Municipality, in the Warmian-Masurian Province. In this project we want to change this. Our goal is to increase the residents’ public participation and to involve the community in the process of separating a new village in the municipality. As part of the project, we are implementing the procedure, elaborated by the residents, for the creation of the Szafranki Village. We are developing the necessary documentation and conducting public consultations. Finally, we will submit a draft resolution to the Municipal Council. This process is coordinated by the 10-people initiative group that has been set up for this purpose. As part of the project, we are conducting training for members of the group, and supporting them in developing their civic competence. The result of the project will be a resolution to separate a new auxiliary unit of the municipality: the Szafranki Village. All residents of Szafranki (currently 480 people) will benefit from this project. The project will also increase the involvement of Szafranki residents in solving problems of their neighbourhood.