LLDC awards Neighbourhood Priorities Fund to 14 local groups

The London Legacy Development Corporation has awarded £885,000 to 14 local community projects funding from this year’s Neighbourhood Priorities Fund.

The 14 successful projects offer wide ranging community services including the E20 Football Foundation Football Academy which provides free football sessions and professional coaching to local residents; the Palace Club which provides a social network for Hackney Wick Residents who are 65 years plus; and Ride Side by Side which gives older residents lifts on electric bicycles.

Lyn Garner, CEO of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: 

“The breadth of applications and the benefits that they bring to local people is genuinely inspiring. We know that the Fund can make a huge difference and it’s great to see significant investment being made into local community groups."

Last year, nine local community projects received more than £470,000 from the Fund.

The Neighbourhood Priorities Fund was set up to administer the Neighbourhood Portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The LLDC CIL Charging Schedule was brought in to effect in April 2015. CIL is a charge on developments 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. 

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows LLDC to raise funds from a charge on new floorspace that is built in our area. CIL contributions can be spent on infrastructure that will help support growth in the area. This means LLDC can support infrastructure projects that improve our area for current residents and businesses as well as those moving to the area and making Stratford their home.

The full list of successful projects is as follows:

Project

Organisation

Ride Side by Side

Bike Works

The Palace Club

Chats Palace

Cultural Interest Group (CIG) and Masterclass Program (partial approval)

Creative Wick

E20 Football Foundation: Academy

E20 Football Foundation

E20 Football Foundation: Football Unites

E20 Football Foundation

Hackney Wick Youth Hub

Inner World Arts

Stratford Original Community Engagement Project

Stratford Original

The Line Art Project

The Line

Abbey Lane Youth Hub Expansion

Ambition, Aspire, Achieve (AAA)

Eastway Community Hub

Core Arts

Gainsborough Primary School Play Space and Public Realm

Gainsborough Primary School

Hackney Council Old Baths MUGA and public realm

Hackney Council

CDT HWFI (partial approval)

Community Development Trust

ProBike Service Sustainable Cycles

ProBike Service