Neighbourhood CIL - Community Priorities Call for Projects

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As of June 2020, the Council has about £2.9 million of Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) funds and is now inviting the borough’s communities to put forward projects for funding in your local area.

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge that the Council collects from new development in the borough. CIL regulations (Regulation 59F(3)) require that a proportion of CIL (15%) is set aside as NCIL to be spent in consultation with local communities.

The Council engaged with residents between 11 February and 24 March 2020 and established the following community priorities for spending NCIL:

  • Air quality
  • Policing resources and emergency Services
  • Parks and open spaces
  • Streetscape
  • Community safety

The consultation responses also provided an indication of priorities for each ward. Whilst the community priorities will guide the allocation of NCIL funds, there is flexibility for projects that fall within other priorities to receive funding.  

In addition, we recognise that the community may want to apply for projects that support local residents both in terms of economy and health and well-being in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic.

We are now inviting our first "Call for Projects" to receive NCIL funding. This runs for eight weeks from 24 June to 11:59 pm on 19 August 2020. Final decision on projects that receive funding will be made by ward councillors in September 2020. 

The funding application form and guidance (which includes the amounts available in your local area) on completing the form can be found on the links below. Also available below is the NCIL Priorities document which provides further details on NCIL and reflects the previous consultation. The form can be completed online, uploaded on this page or emailed to


  • Opened
    24 Jun 2020 at 14:00
  • Closed
    19 Aug 2020 at 23:59

Consultation Documents