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. 

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 are agreed, community organisations, residents and businesses and other stakeholders will be invited to submit proposals for funding that align to these priorities. These projects may be delivered by community organisations, council officers or other third party organisations.

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

  1.       Address the demands that development places on an area
  2.       Reflect the priorities of the Council & CIL Neighbourhood
  3.       Provide evidence of a benefit to a Brent community
  4.       Provide evidence of community support for the project
  5.       Are a one-off scheme that does not require additional revenue funding in its delivery or its operation (or identifies how additional revenue funding may be met)
  6.       Offer value for money

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 will rank all project proposals received by the submission deadline, according to how well they meet the shortlisting criteria, and the value of funds available to agree a shortlist of projects to fund. Projects over £100k in value will also require approval by Brent Council’s Cabinet.

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. Read the guidance contained in these web pages along with Brent Council’s standard terms and conditions of funding (.pdf, 254.0kB).
  2. Email with any questions

What types of projects have been awarded funding?

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