7. Funding and Resource Opportunities
The Government has announced the 'supporting communities in Neighbourhood Planning Programme' to support groups develop neighbourhood plans. The 'Programme' can help support neighbourhood plans in two ways:
- direct support - advice and support, with an average value of equivalent to £9,500 tailored to meet the needs of supported neighbourhoods
- grant payments - up to £7,000 per neighbourhood area, to contribute to costs incurred by the group preparing a neighbourhood plan or order
You can apply for either direct support, or a grant, or BOTH. To find out more about these opportunities go to the My Community Rights website
Communities with an adopted Neighbourhood Plan in place will be consulted on how 25% of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) raised from development within their area will be spent.