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Published: Monday, 17th September 2018

The second round of the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth fund opens today, giving community groups across the borough the opportunity to apply for funding to deliver local improvement projects.

The money comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), a scheme introduced by the Government that allow councils to raise money from local development, which is then used to deliver infrastructure improvements.

Timetable for funding round

The application window opens today and closes on Sunday 28 October 2018.

In December the shortlisted proposals will be confirmed and residents will be invited to have their say on which local project they prefer and vote for their favourite proposal.

The successful proposals will be announced in January 2019.

Applications should address the demand that development has placed on the local area and be for the benefit of the local community. Some examples of the projects that were funded in round one include new fencing at a local tennis court, improvements to a community garden and the installation of children's play equipment.

'I would encourage as many groups as possible to apply'

Cllr Sizwe James, Cabinet Member for Growth and Strategic Development, said:

"Following the success of the first round of funding, I would encourage as many community groups as possible to apply. This is a real chance for residents to have a direct input into improving their neighbourhood."

Drop in sessions

To find out more about the fund, join us at one of the following drop-in sessions:

  • Thursday 27 September 2018 (2pm to 4pm) - Woolwich Centre Library
  • Friday 28 September 2018 (3pm to 5pm) - Greenwich Centre Library
  • Wednesday 3 October 2018 (11am to 1pm) - Slade Cafe, Plumstead, SE18 2SB
  • Thursday 4 October 2018 (2pm to 4pm) - Eltham Centre Library

Find out more about the Greenwich Neighbourhood Growth Fund