Make a bid for funding for your community project

Monday, 10 August, 2020

Havant Borough Council is urging groups from across the borough to apply for a share of around £500K to help support projects which deliver new or improved community services and facilities.

Funding has been made available using Community Infrastructure Levy, an income which is generated by new development taking place in the borough.

From Wednesday 19 August 2020 community groups and councillors can submit bids for resources to contribute to local infrastructure projects and schemes that help to address the pressures that new development places on communities. A range of local projects can be nominated.

Councillor Leah Turner, Cabinet Lead for Coastal Communities, said: “This is the sixth year of this initiative and we have helped fund a fantastic range of community infrastructure projects with this money.

“We want to see more projects delivered across the whole borough, and invite groups with great ideas to come forward, particularly those that have not bid before.”

Community projects that successfully bid for money in the recent bidding round include a sports hall in Leigh Park, bowls clubs in Leigh Park, Waterlooville and Hayling Island, a community kitchen and a community garden, Mens Shed projects and Hayling Island Theatre.

If you have a project that could benefit from CIL funding and would like more information on the bidding process and eligibility.

The closing date for bids is Wednesday 30 September 2020.