Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) Fund

The NCIL Fund provides grants for community projects that support the regeneration of the borough.  At least 15 per cent of all the money we collect from new, eligible, developments in the borough must be spent on priorities that are agreed in consultation with the local community.

Brent is divided into five ‘CIL Neighbourhoods’; Harlesden, Kilburn, Kingsbury, Wembley, and Willesden.  The value of NCIL grant funding available may vary between Neighbourhoods. 

Apply for NCIL funding 

Which CIL Neighbourhood am I in?

To find out which CIL Neighbourhood you're in, feel free to use the search box below: 



You can also see the Current CIL Neighbourhood Boundaries

In areas that contain a Neighbourhood Forum with an adopted 'Neighbourhood Development Plan', we will spend 25 per cent of CIL receipts collected in each Neighbourhood Forum Area on Neighbourhood projects. Read more about Neighbourhood Planning.

How are CIL Neighbourhood priorities decided?

Priorities for each CIL Neighbourhood are set for three years, following consultation with ward members, residents, businesses and other stakeholders.

Priorities for each Neighbourhood Forum will be agreed and set for the duration of their Neighbourhood Development Plan.

View the current priorities and amount of funding available for each neighbourhood

How do I submit Neighbourhood project ideas?

Once Neighbourhood Priorities have been agreed, community organisations, residents, businesses, and other stakeholders are invited to submit proposals for funding that align to these priorities

A scheme will not be funded unless it meets all 7 essential criteria. All shortlisted projects must demonstrate that they:

  1.      Meet the CIL Regulations (2010) as amended
  2.      Evidence community backing
  3.      Address the demands that development places on an area
  4.      Reflect the priorities of the council & CIL Neighbourhood
  5.      Be one-off projects that do not require additional revenue funding in their delivery or operation (or identify how additional revenue funding may be met)
  6.      Benefit diverse Brent communities
  7.      Offer value for money 

For further information download the shortlisting (eligibility) criteria explained 

Neighbourhood CIL project proposals may be submitted two times a year. The 2019/20 deadlines for submission are:

  • 30 June 2019 (11.59pm)
  • 1 December 2019 (11.59pm)

The NCIL panel score submitted project proposals according to how well they meet the shortlisting criteria (the numbered points above). They consider the scores and the funds available in the different NCIL neighbourhoods to agree a collection of projects to fund.”

Projects that are not shortlisted will also receive notification and may request feedback.

All project applications must be submitted by the application deadline using our grants portal.

Where can I get help to develop my project ideas?

  1. Brent’s NCIL officers and capacity-building partners, CVS Brent, will be running training sessions for those considering applying for NCIL funding.

    These sessions will provide an overview of CIL and NCIL, guidance on the application process, tips for giving your application the best chance to be successful, and the opportunity to ask any questions.

    Everyone is welcome. Please click on the links below to register your attendance. 

    Thursday 6 June 2019, 1.30pm - 4.30pmregister for this training session on Eventbrite

  2. If you’d like 1 to 1 support with your application, you can book a 20 minute appointment with a member of the NCIL team at one of the sessions shown below. We’ll be happy to discuss your project idea and provide guidance on how to progress with your application. Please email with your preferred session to book an appointment.

    Saturday 1 June Kingsbury Library
    Kingsbury Road, Kingsbury, NW9 9HE
    10am - 1pm
    Monday 3 June The Granville
    140 Carlton Vale, South Kilburn, NW6 5HE
    2pm - 5pm
    Wednesday 5 June The Library at Willesden Green
    95 High Road, Willesden, NW10 2SF
    4.30pm - 7.30pm
    Friday 7 June The Yellow
    1 Humphry Repton Lane, Wembley, HA9 0GL
    11am - 2pm
    Monday 10 June Harlesden Library - The Harlesden Hub
    49A Craven Park Road, Harlesden, NW10 8SE
    1pm - 4pm
  3. Read the guidance contained in these web pages along with Brent Council’s standard terms and conditions of funding (.pdf, 254.0kB).

What types of projects have been awarded funding?

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