22 community projects across Brent have been provisionally awarded £730,000 from a new pot of money which developers fund.
The money, from the Community Infrastructure Levy or CIL, is paid to council to be spent on infrastructure in the borough. 15 per cent of which is spent on neighbour projects that meet the needs of that area. To help manage Neighbourhood CIL spend, Brent has been divided into five ‘CIL Neighbourhoods’: Harlesden, Kilburn, Kingsbury, Wembley, and Willesden.
Cllr Shama Tatler, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Growth, Employment and Skills said:
“I am delighted that an amazing £730,000 in CIL funding is going to local community projects and that a further round of payments will be made in early 2018.
“CIL is collected from developers to improve infrastructure and aid growth which is needed as a result of development. The added benefit of the Neighbourhood CIL is that communities have an opportunity to access funding to improve their local area. I am proud that residents and community groups can benefit from this money.”
Brent Council is still seeking applications for projects to improve the local area. If you have a project that you think is eligible for Neighbourhood CIL funding visit www.brent.gov.uk/cil or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CVS Brent will be holding free training workshops for those who need help completing the application form:
- Thursday 26 October, 2pm to 5pm - please register via Eventbrite here
- Thursday 16 November, 2pm to 5pm - please register via Eventbrite here