Published: Tuesday, 20th February 2018
It's your chance to help us decide which project receives funding.
The application process for the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund has closed and now residents have the chance to have their say.
Funding for projects to improve the neighbourhood
The Neighbourhood Growth Fund gives community groups across the borough the opportunity to apply for funding for local projects they believe will mitigate the impact of development and enhance their neighbourhood.
The money comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), a scheme introduced by Government allowing councils to raise money from developments which is then used to deliver infrastructure improvements.
For the Neighbourhood Growth Fund, Royal Greenwich is divided into four neighbourhoods.
As the Council begins examining the bids it is asking local residents to say which bids in their neighbourhood they think deserves funding.
'Hope as many people as possible get involved'
Councillor Danny Thorpe, Deputy Leader, and Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Sustainability, said: "The Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund will be a regular opportunity for community groups and local people to have a direct input into improving their neighbourhood and mitigate the impact of development for local people.
"I hope as many residents as possible get involved in letting us know their favourite local bid.”
How to vote for your favourite
Residents have two weeks to give their vote for the best project in their neighbourhood.
Residents will also be able to learn about the proposals in their neighbourhood and cast their vote in person if they go to the Borough's main libraries in each neighbourhood area:
- Woolwich Centre library
- Plumstead library
- Eltham library
- Greenwich Centre library
- Thamesmere library.
The voting process opened Monday 19 February and closes on Sunday 4 March 2018.
The winning proposals will be revealed later in March.
Feedback for community groups
A number of applications could not go forward to the shortlist because they did not fully comply with the entrant criteria. Feedback will be given to those community groups on how they could revise and resubmit their proposals in future submission rounds to the Neighbourhood Growth Fund.
The next application round for the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund will open in autumn 2018.