Elmbridge Borough Council has this week announced that they are now open for applications for CIL funding for 2019. Expressions of interest are invited from projects which may qualify.
Funding criteria cover a broad range of initiatives which benefit the community. It is a matter of meeting the criteria, presenting a good case, and getting the application in on time (there is a history of worthy projects missing the deadline!).
Applications close on 21 October 2018.
Here’s what Elmbridge say in their announcement:
Elmbridge Borough Council is currently inviting applications for funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). CIL allows the Council to raise funds from some forms of new development to help fund the physical infrastructure needed to mitigate the impacts of new development. The bulk of the money raised goes towards strategic borough wide schemes such as highway schemes, permanent school expansions or flood works. However, as part of the process, the Council also allocates a portion of these funds to be spent locally on smaller infrastructure schemes that are required in the communities where development took place.
The Council has formed settlement area committees known as Local Infrastructure Spending Boards where local Councillors will decide on how these local CIL funds will be allocated. In the case of Claygate, the local proportion of CIL funds will be passed directly to the Parish Council.
The definition of infrastructure is broad and includes:
- roads and other transport infrastructure
- flood defences
- schools and other educational facilities
- medical facilities
- sporting and recreational facilities
- open spaces.
Successful local CIL applications for funding to date have included projects such as capital improvements to state schools to better enable them to meet the needs of an increasing school population, improvements to community facilities, footpath works and countryside access improvements.
The application period for this round of allocations will run until 21 October 2018. Local Spending Boards will be held in Spring 2019 with the application form and guidance available below. For any further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org