CIL Neighbourhood Scheme


Community Infrastructure Levy (Neighbourhood) CIL 15%

The The CIL Neighbourhood Scheme will be opening to new applications with effect from 1st August 2020.
Information on the scheme, together with guidance notes and an application form can be found at the bottom of this page. Applications that have already been made will be included in the 2020/21 scheme and do not need to be submitted again. The closing date for all applications is 30th September 2020.

About the scheme

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows Councils to raise funds from some developments to fund local or smaller infrastructure projects that are required by the community where development took place.

The Council’s scheme is open for bids from Community Groups as well as Councillors to fund community projects within the Borough.  All bids must be sponsored and signed by a Councillor.  Bids must be for a minimum of £10,000.

Successful local CIL applications for funding to date have included projects such as playground equipment, street lighting, footpath restoration and improvements to community facilities.

The amount of money available through the Neighbourhood Scheme will vary each year, depending upon how much new development is being built.

The process:

  • Applicants will need to complete an application form and a business case for their bid.
  • Your bid should include plans, confirmation of planning consent and work estimates or quotes.
  • Successful bids will be notified around mid-September once fully evaluated and assessed by The CIL Panel.

Applying for the fund:

Guidance notes and the application form can be found on this page.

For further information about the CIL (Neighbourhood) 15% scheme please call us on 01372 732223 or email


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