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 and Kensal, Kingsbury and Kenton, Wembley, and Willesden.  The value of NCIL grant funding available may vary between Neighbourhoods. 

Apply for NCIL funding 

Which CIL Neighbourhood will the project be delivered in?

To find out which CIL Neighbourhood your project will be in, please use the search box below. If there is more than one location please do multiple searches.



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.

We will be starting our next consultation in December 2019, after the round closes, for implementation in 2020. More details will be announced on how to get involved.

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 which projects to fund.

Projects that are not shortlisted will also receive notification and may request feedback with support to apply for the next round if applicable..

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

Where can I get help to develop my project ideas?

We will be running a series of 1:1 appointments for those who want to find out more about the fund or want support with making their application.

To book onto a session please email 

Alternatively, you are welcome to have a 1 to 1 appointment at an alternative time with a member of the NCIL team or with our capacity-building partners, CVS Brent. Please contact or to book.

For further information, 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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