Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy Fund (NCIL)

Applications Open. 

We have a number of face to face and online drop in and information sessions that can be attended to find out more and support you in applying for this grant. Find your nearest grant drop in and information session.

The Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (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. 

NCIL 2022 

The next NCIL round will be open for 8 weeks from 6 December 2021 to 30 January 2022.

Wembley: £750,000
Harlesden: £187,500
Willesden: £187,500
Kilburn: £187,500
Kingsbury and Kenton: £187,500

Maximum Bid per project: £50,000
One Application per organisation
Both Physical and social infrastructure projects can be funded

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After this round there will be a new way of spending the NCIL grant later in 2022 through Participatory Budgeting (PB). This programme is called You Decide.

Find out more about the You Decide programme.

Who can apply?

To be eligible, to apply, you must be a registered organisation.

This can include:

  • Charities
  • Businesses
  • Constituted community groups
  • Social Enterprises/Community Interest Companies (C.I.C)
  • Schools
  • Organisations able to comply with the council’s Grant aid standard conditions

We particularly welcome applications from new groups who have not previously been funded through the NCIL fund.

What can you use the grant for?

The NCIL grant can be used to fund a range of different projects. 

More information

Examples of community projects that have been funded

Contact NCIL