Grants and technical support are available for town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums to draw up a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order in England.
Current Status: Open for Applications
Maximum value: £ 18,000
The programme aims to support local communities that are drawing up a neighbourhood plan for their area. Neighbourhood planning was introduced in England by the Localism Act 2011 to give people a chance to decide how their local area should be developed and what should be built in the future. Groups will be able to determine where they want new homes, shops and offices to be built and have a say on what new buildings should look like.
The programme offers both funding in the form of a grant as well as technical support for those with more complex issues.
The Government has allocated over £30 million between 2018 – 2022 to support the development of neighbourhood plans or neighbourhood development orders.
The following support is available:
The grant ceiling applies to the period April 2015 to March 2022.
Affordable Housing for Sale Grant Funding (pilot began in 2019-2020 and will continue in 2021-22):
Due to Government restrictions on this fund all grants must be spent within 12 months or by the end of the financial year, whichever is earliest.
Match funding is not required.
Town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums preparing a neighbourhood development plan or neighbourhood development order in England may apply.
Groups with complex issues include:
Eligible applicants must be based in England.
The programme is particularly keen to help ambitious groups, from all types of neighbourhood, who want to really influence how their place grows and changes going into the future.
For more details and restrictions on this grant please visit https://neighbourhoodplanning.org/about/grant-funding/