You can receive grants and support to help you complete your neighbourhood plan. 

There are two types of support available in the 2015-2018 programme:

  • Grants of up to £9,000
  • Technical support packages provided by their partner, AECOM, and an additional grant package of £6,000

Changes to the final year of the programme

There have been two updates to the final year of the Neighbourhood Planning programme:

  • Modifying your plan after it has come into force: Groups can not apply for funding to modify their plan, irrespective of whether they have already claimed their full grant allocation of £9,000
  • Groups undertaking site assessments and housing site allocations: Groups who are undertaking a site assessment for a site allocation or groups who are allocating sites for housing or mixed development can now be considered complex – allowing them to apply for additional support for  complex groups

 Neighbourhood Planning programme post-2018

The Department for Communities and Local Government have announced they are expecting to continue the Neighbourhood Planning programme past March 2018.

Who can apply?

All groups are eligible to apply for total grant funding of up to £9,000 over the three year programme from 2015-18.

You can apply to develop a website, put together a project plan, undertake a local survey, develop your evidence base of hire a planning expert.

Technical Support

Technical support is available for groups facing more complex issues developing their neighbourhood plan.

AECOM offers independent advice on technical or process issues. It is designed to provide you with information and advice which will help you to:

  • decide your priorities and direction
  • to draft policy
  • avoid legal challenges
  • engage confidently with stakeholders such as developers, councils, local businesses and of course residents who will have a vote at the end of all of it.

To find out more about the Neighbourhood Planning grants please visit their website using the link provided on the right hand side. Alternatively to ask any question or contact the programme directly please use the contact details also provided on the right hand side.