A new bidding window opened on Monday for groups and community organisations to bid for money from the Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy for project to improve their area. In previous years this money has been underspent.
The criteria have been reviewed and the theme for this round is 'Recovery' ..from the Pandemic.
Brent is divided into five ‘CIL Neighbourhoods’: Harlesden, Kilburn and Kensal, Kingsbury and Kenton, Wembley, and Willesden. The total available is £2m with Wembley allocated £1m and the four other areas £250,000. Already questions are being asked on social media as to why Wembley gets 4 times the amount allocated to other areas. Previously the answer provided has been that the Wembley area's residents have been hit more by redevelopment.
Types of project
Help is offered for groups in preparing their bids and it is a good idea to contact your councillor to get backing for your project. APPLICATIONS CLOSE ON MAY 3rd.
This is just a summary, full details and application forms are available on the Brent Council website HERE
Below you can find a line of projects previously funded and completion details. Click bottom right corner for enlarged page.