From the 3rd April 2018, local community forums and parish councils are able to apply for basic grants of up to £9,000 (plus an additional £8,000 if they meet certain criteria) through the new £23 million My Community and Neighbourhood Planning programme.
The new programme runs from 2018 – 2022.
The funding is available to Town or Parish Councils, where they exist. In areas that are unparished, applicants will need to put in place a Neighbourhood Forum.
Any grant support received by applicants through the old programme in the 2015-2018 programme will be taken into account when assessing how much grant they can apply for through the new programme 2018 – 2022.
There is also technical support available to groups facing complex problems.
Organisations wishing to apply should submit an Expression of Interest form.