Community infrastructure levy spending bid process

CIL funding is allocated separately for Strategic Infrastructure (the majority of CIL collected) and for Neighbourhood Portion (15% of CIL collected).  Usually a spending round will take place annually for each of these pots, with a decision in February alongside the budget.  The Council’s CIL Funding Decision Protocol is currently under review with regards to future CIL spending.

Strategic CIL

Due to the uncertainties around Strategic CIL income as a result of Covid-19, Cabinet agreed on 1 July 2020 to postpone the next allocation of strategic CIL until February 2022.

Neighbourhood Portion

We hope to be inviting bids later in the year. Meanwhile, we encourage community groups to prepare for this process.

The form for 2020 bids can be viewed in the related documents for information. The 2021 form will be published at the start of the 2021 bidding period. However, at this point we anticipate that this form is going to similar to the previous version and there is useful information in the 2020 form to help groups prepare for a 2021 bid.

This page will be updated with the bidding dates when they are known.

What expenditure of CIL funds has been agreed to date?

Full details of past funding decisions can be found on our Community Infrastructure Levy spending decisions page.