Brent’s Community Grants Fund, formerly the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL), is collected from new, eligible developments in the borough. Community Grants are designed to make a positive difference in local communities by addressing needs arising from new developments.
Who can apply?
To be eligible, to apply, you must be a registered organisation. This can include:
- Voluntary organisations
- A Community groups
- Resident groups
- Social Enterprises/Community Interest Companies (C.I.C)
Organisations must be able to comply with the council’s Grant Aid Standard conditions
What can you use the grant for?
- One-off community projects that support regeneration and growth within neighbourhoods and communities.
- Physical improvements – anything from painting and refurbishing a community centre, updating play areas, or installing public water fountains.
- Social infrastructure - projects such as educational courses, support schemes (to support residents with the cost of living), or projects that bring the community together.
What can't you use the grant for?
- Standalone events, markets and festivals
- Business investments
- Items that Brent Council have an obligation to pay for e.g. pothole repairs, some roads and pavements works
- Proposals that are not community led
Before you apply
The Community Grants team will be holding online support sessions in each of the Brent Connects areas and one in person to support community groups applying for our Community Grants fund.
We also have drop-in support sessions:
- Wembley, Thursday 5 October Brent Civic Centre from 2 to 5pm
- Kilburn, Thursday 12 October Kilburn Library from 2 to 5pm
- Willesden, Thursday 19 October Willesden Library from 2 to 5pm
- Kingsbury, Thursday 26 October Kingsbury Library from 2 to 5pm
- Harlesden, Wednesday 1 November Harlesden Library from 2 to 5pm