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Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Government Increases Neighbourhood Planning Grants

The Department for Communities and Local Government has announced that it has increased the level of funding available through its Neighbourhood Planning Grant from £8,000 to £9,000.

Neighbourhood Planning Grants are available to groups writing a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order. In addition, groups can also apply for a range of technical support measures. Groups with complex issues such as:

  • Neighbourhood Forums
  • Clusters of Parishes
  • High Growth areas
  • Deprived areas

Business led neighbourhood plans and neighbourhoods with populations of over 25,000 can apply for an additional grant of £6,000 in order to complete their plans.

Examples of what the grants can be used for include:

  • Developing a website
  • Training sessions for members of the steering group
  • Help with putting together a project plan
  • Undertaking a household survey
  • Help with developing the evidence base
  • Engaging a planning expert
  • Venue hire, publicity materials, printing and other costs associated with consultation; etc.

Applications can be submitted at any time

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