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£6m Community Fund Open for Applications From Around Southwark

Have your Say: Southwark council has launched a £6m fund to improve neighbourhoods with money from the local Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The money raised from CIL will help improve community wellness, cohesion and connectivity.

Deadline for applications: 30th April 2020

Southwark Council has £6m to spend on community projects.

They are now looking for your ideas on how your ward’s share of the money should be spent.

The money comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). This is money that has been raised from developments built in Southwark since 2015 (such as new housing, hotels or shops).

Southwark has raised roughly £23m in CIL since 2015. 25 per cent of this – almost £6m – has been designated as local CIL.

You can submit your ideas for the CIL fund via simple mapping tool found on the dedicated CIL website.

When you arrive on the homepage, just scroll down and find your ward. Click on your ward and when you arrive on the next page click ‘view the map’ to go to an interactive consultation map/ tool.

The tool allows you to drop a pin onto a location of your choice on a map of your chosen wards. When you have placed your pin, a dialogue box on the right of the screen will open which will allow you to type up your project idea.

Once submitted, the idea is made automatically visible to the public and to the council for review.

For guidelines for proposals, visit the guidelines section of their website

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a fee that local authorities can charge developers for building new developments in their area.

Read our brief explainer to learn the key points of CIL

Community Southwark

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