Fund title: Neighbourhood Planning Grants

Focus of fund/fund aims:

To help groups write a neighbourhood plan or prepare a neighbourhood development order

Application deadline:

Applications can be made up until 31 January 2018

Fund description:

The Neighbourhood Planning Grants and Support Programme (2015-2018) is aimed at supporting local communities in England that want to draw up a neighbourhood plan for their area.

Town and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums preparing a neighbourhood development plan or neighbourhood development order in England may apply.

Two forms of support are available:

  • Grants of between £1,000 and £9,000 for groups writing a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order.
  • Specific packages of technical support where needed, and a further £6,000 in grants, for groups facing more complex issues.

Groups can also apply for funding to modify their plan, even if they have already had funding to develop the plan.

[September 2017: The government has announced further funding until 2022 to support groups to develop a neighbourhood plan.]

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