Borough Insight

Key Facts

Bidding now open

We calling on community and voluntary groups to submit bids for the funding of infrastructure projects within the borough.

A round of funding is now available from our Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

CIL is a levy payable by developers and is charged according to the size of developments. the revenue raised must be used for infrastructure projects. 15% of CIL is set aside for community bids and, for 2020/2021, there is £250,000 available to support a range of projects, both large and small.

Previous successful community bids have included projects for additional children's playground equipment, new sports infrastructure, renewing footpaths, additional street lights, housing for community defibrillators, improvements to a scout hall and even a new bus shelter.Paths

Councillor Eber Kington, Chairman of the Strategy & Resources Committee said “We are pleased to make the latest round of funding available and we hope local community organisations will take advantage of this opportunity.

“Bids must have the support of a borough councillor and it’s advisable for groups to discuss plans with their ward councillors and the relevant council departments to help shape their bids before submission”.

The closing date for 2020/21 applications is 31 May 2020.

Bids will be evaluated by a panel of councillors in two stages, bids successfully passing the first stage will be asked for more detailed information before the successful schemes are selected. Winning bids will be announced in September.

Full information on the  scheme and how to apply can be our website

Paths in Horton Country Park were resurfaced with funding from the scheme

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