The Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) is part of a fee the Council charges developers who build new housing developments in the borough. The money is set aside, specifically, to fund local neighbourhood projects.
Such projects include:
- Building playgrounds;
- Environmental improvements;
- Healthy-living projects; and
- Community initiatives.
The whole of Barking & Dagenham is covered by the NCIL. The Council agreed this, in December 2017, to provide a balanced approach to supporting growth across the borough. The aim is to make sure no areas are left behind.
You can apply for up to £10,000 of NCIL funding. Read the NCIL campaign guidance for information about eligibility and complete the online form. At BDCVS, we have made a copy of the form to help groups, which you can complete before transferring online.
BDCVS has made representations to the Council to help improve the process. These have been incorporated into the guidance. If you think more can be done to improve the process of grant-making in the borough, let us know.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for a one-to-one appointment for help with your application or to discuss the grant-making process.