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Published: Thursday, 23rd July 2020

Applications for Round 3 of the scheme have been shortlisted and prioritised by the council.

The chosen projects will provide support to the community and help to lessen the impacts of COVID-19 being felt by these organisations and community groups.  

The money comes from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), a scheme introduced by central government which allows councils to raise money from developments and use it to deliver infrastructure improvements. 

All the projects that were put forward to benefit from funding in Round 3 were suggested by residents and community groups, so it’s a great opportunity to highlight community priorities and tell us what’s important to residents in their area. 

Some of the projects that will receive funding include: 

  • St Mary's Eltham Community Centres Association - replace toilet facilities at Progress Hall and Lionel Road 
  • Christchurch School Community Garden - improve facilities for food growing, gardening and wildlife 
  • Clockhouse and NCCA Community Centres – create two children’s adventure play areas for families from surrounding estates 
  • TwistFizz C.I.C - resurface Plumstead Common tennis courts 

Read the full list of which projects have been awarded funding and how they’re going to use it

In September last year, £630,639.27 was made available in Round 3 of the GNGF and a public vote was planned for February 2020. Sadly, a meaningful public vote has since not been possible because of delays and the restrictions caused by the pandemic. 

Projects that were shortlisted in Round 3, but have not been prioritised for funding right now, will be put forward for consideration in Round 4.  

A review was carried out in 2019 which resulted in some changes to the way we operate the fund. A further review will be carried out into how the fund will operate in the future and in light of COVID-19. 

Read more about the fund, including previous projects that have benefitted from it.