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CIL applications open soon – what projects would YOU like to see funded?

CIL funding

Published: Tuesday, 8th November 2022

The next round of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) applications will open on 1 January and community groups will have until 1 February to apply.

CIL funding is drawn from a levy on development in the borough and can be used for a variety of projects that improve community assets.

Cllr Richard Blunt, cabinet member for development and regeneration, said:

“Applications open in January but with a busy time of year coming up we want to make sure community groups have plenty of time to think about what schemes they might like to put forward for CIL funding.

“The borough council is committed to helping local groups to put in place the facilities and services that support communities. This feels especially important now when so many people are affected by rises in the cost of living.

“So please get your thinking caps on to consider whether there is a scheme that would benefit your community, which could be funded by CIL.”

For community projects, sums of £2,000-£30,000 may be applied for. They should be in one of the following areas:

  • Education – local initiatives
  • Health
  • Economic development
  • Community facilities
  • Green infrastructure
  • Open space and leisure
  • Community transport

Larger, infrastructure projects can also be funded for more than in the areas of 18+ adult education, green infrastructure and leisure time activities.

For more information please visit this link: Please note that you cannot apply until 1 January.

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