LLDC ANNOUNCES FUNDING APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD PRIORITIES FUND 2020

• Funding applications for the Neighbourhood Priorities Fund will open from 1 July 2020
• LLDC to host online workshop providing further information on how to apply on Tuesday 30 June from 3.30pm
• Over £1 million awarded to 23 community projects in previous rounds in LLDC area
 
The London Legacy Development Corporation is launching its 2020 bidding round for the local community to apply for funding from the Neighbourhood Priorities Fund from 1 July 2020. The 2020 bidding round will have a slightly different timescale from previous rounds due to the impact of Covid-19 and will stay open until 14 September to enable as many projects as possible to apply for funding.
 
The LLDC will be holding an online workshop for those in the local community who might be considering submitting a bid for funding towards a local project. This will provide an opportunity to ask questions about the bidding process and whether a project might fit the funding criteria. The workshop is being held on Tuesday 30 June 2019 from 3.30pm. If you would like to attend you will need to pre-register at [email protected].
 
Lyn Garner, Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said:
 
“We want to ensure that local groups benefit from the money that LLDC collects from developers building in the area.
 
“We’ve seen some really good projects benefitting from previous Neighbourhood Priorities Fund bids from the likes Studio Wayne McGregor and Inner World Arts Climbing and Mental Health Project. If you or your organisation has an idea for a project that will make a difference in your local community, we want to hear from you.”
 
The Neighbourhood Priorities Fund was set up to administer the Neighbourhood Portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The LLDC aims to hold a bidding round every year, where funds have been collected through CIL. The LLDC CIL Charging Schedule was brought into effect in April 2015, CIL is a charge on development to support delivery of infrastructure in the local area. Government guidance sets out that in an area with no parish councils, a Local Planning Authority that charges CIL should allocate 15% of annual CIL receipts to be spent on projects in consultation with local communities.
 
As with the previous bidding rounds, bidding for this round will be split into two groups, smaller projects with a value of less than £30,000, and larger projects that have a value of above £30,000. The application forms for both can be viewed and/or downloaded below, these contain the relevant criteria as well as setting out all the information that should be submitted as part of the bidding process. If you have any further questions regarding submitting a bid or if you wish to receive a hard copy of the relevant documentation, please email [email protected].
 
Previous rounds of the Neighbourhood Priorities Fund have seen LLDC award more than £1 million to 23 local projects.