Community groups in six Worthing wards are being reminded that the deadline for bids for money to improve their neighbourhoods closes on Monday (27th September 2021).
Funded by the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), the Council collects cash from new developments to invest in facilities for the wider public good, such as footpaths, cycle ways, play facilities and improvements to community halls and meeting spaces.
Under the CIL Neighbourhood Fund, local community groups can request a minimum of £1,000 up to a maximum CIL neighbourhood fund allocation of £10,000. The wards where cash is available are Central, Durrington, Marine, Offington, Salvington and Tarring.
Worthing Borough Council's Executive Member for Regeneration, Cllr Kevin Jenkins, said:
“The deadline for community groups to make bids for the available cash is nearly up, so I strongly urge them to get their bids in as a matter of urgency.
“If a group's ideas fit the necessary criteria then the process of making a bid is quick and easy and can be done online. The Neighbourhood Fund is all about giving community groups a chance to have their say on what is needed in their wards.
“We hope local organisations take advantage of the money that is available. The Council wants to support projects that make a real difference to people's lives.”
Projects seeking funding from the CIL neighbourhood fund, should be community-led, and ideally be delivered by a local community organisation, group or club. Community groups must discuss their bids with local ward councillors prior to submitting.
Details of the Fund and how to apply can be found here: Worthing CIL Neighbourhood Fund
Article from Adur and Worthing Council.