Groups and organisations in Waverley, looking to deliver infrastructure benefiting the residents and businesses in the borough, are being invited to bid for CIL funding by Waverley Borough Council.
CIL, the Community Infrastructure Levy, is a planning charge that councils can use to ensure new developments contribute towards the cost of infrastructure to support growth in the local community. It can be used to fund all of a project such as improving road networks, expanding schools, building health centres or leisure centres, parks and sports facilities, or can be combined with funding available from other sources.
Waverley Borough Council is responsible for making the final decision on the allocation of CIL funds raised.
The bidding round will open on 1 July 2021 and will close for bids on 15 October 2021.
Councillor Nick Palmer, Waverley Borough Council Portfolio Holder for Operational and Enforcement Services said: “This is a great opportunity for a range of infrastructure providers, including local organisations, to gain funding for their projects and help improve the lives of people living in Waverley.
“In the first bidding round, we allocated over £1.3 million of CIL funding across twelve different infrastructure projects within Waverley and we hope to have many more successful applications this year. I would really encourage those organisations with projects that will make a difference to our local communities to submit an application at the soonest.”
Bids must be made using the application pack at waverley.gov.uk/CILBids and be accompanied by relevant supporting material. Decisions on bids will be made after the closure of the bidding round.
For further information, see waverley.gov.uk/CILBids. Groups interested in preparing proposals but unsure about any aspect are welcome to contact the CIL Team via CIL@waverley.gov.uk.