Applying for Community Infrastructure Levy funds
We have changed how we manage requests for funding through the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This is a charge local councils set on new developments to help fund infrastructure, facilities and services.
The new process will ensure the allocation of funds is as transparent and objective as possible and has four stages.
Please see our Spending CIL webpage for information on projects that were successfully awarded CIL funding this autumn.
Stage one – submit an expression of interest
Anyone applying for funding through the CIL will need to complete an expression of interest form.
We have not yet released dates for funding in Autumn 2022, completed expression of interest forms must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org and received before midnight on Date to be confirmed .
The minimum CIL funding which can be applied for is £20,000. There is no maximum limit on CIL funding, but applicants will need to demonstrate other funding sources have been explored.
Stage two – submit a full application
Projects which meet the mandatory criteria in stage one will be sent an application form, along with guidance to help complete the application. Applicants will have six weeks to submit their application. More information about this process is available.
Stage three – attend a working group
Applications which meet our criteria will be invited to attend a CIL Working Group (date yet to be arranged in 2022) to present their bids.
Stage four – decision by Planning Policy Committee
If the committee agrees to award CIL funding to an applicant, we will contact the applicant to arrange a contract for the payment of funds.
If you have any questions, please e-mail email@example.com. For auditing purposes, we are not able to accept any enquiries by phone.
Any expressions of interest received after Date TBA 2022 will be considered as part of the next funding round, which we expect to open for expressions of interest later in the following year, with funding to be awarded in Spring 2023.