There are three more weeks to send in your bid for financial support for a community project.
We're accepting applications for our annual local Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding until Sunday 17 March 2024.
CIL allows Elmbridge Borough Council to raise funds from development in the borough to help pay for the physical infrastructure needed to mitigate the impacts of new development.
As part of the process, we annually allocate a portion of CIL funds to be spent locally on smaller infrastructure schemes that are required in the communities where development has taken place.
Area committees, known as ‘Local Spending Boards’, have been formed where local Councillors decide on how these local CIL funds will be allocated. In the case of Claygate, the local proportion of CIL funds will be passed directly to the Parish Council.
Before applying, you can see how much each area committee has in its funding pot. The CIL funding pots are determined by the level of development in each area. We started accepting bids for 2024 on 5 February.
Councillor Robin Stephens, Portfolio Holder for Planning, Enterprise, and Local Economy, is a keen advocate of the CIL process and is delighted that local groups can benefit from the funding:
“Working in partnership with schools, charities and other non-profit organisations, CIL can provide vital funding to help improve the lives of the people of Elmbridge. I would highly recommend local groups review the criteria and submit an application.”
Successful local CIL applications have included projects such as improvements to state schools to better enable them to meet the needs of an increasing school population, improvements to community facilities, footpath works and countryside environmental and access improvements.
Last year CIL funded new practice cricket nets at a cricket club, primary school playground equipment, rugby club disabled toilet facilities and an erosion mitigation project at a local lake, and many other projects.
To find out how much your community has been allocated and to download an application form, visit our CIL webpages.