Supporting capital projects within Gateshead

  • Grant Range: Up to £25,000
  • Closing Date: rolling grants programme
  • Apply Online

About the Community Infrastructure Levy

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge made by local authorities on new building developments in their area, for example, when new housing is constructed.

The CIL Fund supports capital projects within Gateshead and applications will be considered from voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations.

The CIL Fund will only consider applications for capital projects of benefit to local communities and funds are limited so please apply as soon as possible; once the available funds are allocated, the fund will close.

Applications must outline the proposed capital project and the benefits for the local community. You can apply for up to £25,000, although larger grants will be considered where there is significant community impact.

Applications will be considered from voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations, based in the following wards, and within the following grant ranges. Larger grants may be considered where there is significant community impact, and where funds are available.

Grants in the range of £5,000 - £25,000

· Chopwell and Rowlands Gill

· Winlaton and High Spen

· Ryton, Crookhill and Stella

· Blaydon

· Whickham North

· Dunston Hill and Whickham East

· Lobley Hill and Bensham

· Lamesley

Grants of up to £6,500

· Low Fell

· Bridges

· Deckham

Applications must outline the proposed capital project and the benefits for the local community; applications from organisations based outside the target ward may also be considered, where it can be demonstrated that they will benefit the community within the target ward. Applicants must demonstrate sustainability, with no ongoing revenue costs for Gateshead Council.

Applicants will also need to provide copies of the following documents with their application:

• Project budget and quotes for the work or items to be purchased

• Copies of relevant insurance policies and asset register For capital building works, the following must also be provided:

• Evidence that any capital works have been approved by the owner of the building

• Architect and surveyor reports, together with any relevant permissions, for example Building Control and Party Wall.

Please note that applications will not be considered if appropriate documentation is not submitted. 

Applications will be considered from voluntary, community and social enterprise sector organisations, based in the following wards, and within the following grant ranges. Larger grants may be considered where there is significant community impact, and where funds are available. Applications from organisations based outside the target ward may also be considered, where it can be demonstrated that they will benefit the community within the target ward. Applicants must demonstrate sustainability, with no ongoing revenue costs for Gateshead Council. 

Decision making 

Decisions on applications will be made by an Advisory Panel, which includes representatives of the Ward under consideration, Gateshead Council and the Community Foundation.

To make an application, please go to apply online above

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