This fund is to support grants and/or technical support for towns and parish councils, neighbourhood forums and prospective neighbourhood forums to draw up a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order in England.
The following support is available:
- A basic grant of between £1,000 and £9,000 for groups writing a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order.
- An additional grant of £8,000 is available for groups facing more complex issues, giving a maximum total amount of £17,000.
- Specific packages of technical support where needed.
If you’re working on a neighbourhood plan or neighbourhood development order, you can apply for grant funding of up to £9,000. Further grant funding is available to groups meeting certain criteria.
If you’re facing complex issues such as allocating sites for development, you can apply for Technical Support where a specialist advisor will support you with specific issues or assessments.