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Community Chest grants

When builders build new homes, they usually have to pay a tax called Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). That CIL revenue is then used by local authorities to help deliver new or improved infrastructure to support the extra demands caused by development of the area. CIL can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure, including transport, flood defences, schools, hospitals, and other health and social care facilities. These include play areas, open spaces, parks and green spaces, cultural and sports facilities, healthcare facilities, academies and free schools, district heating schemes, police stations and other community safety facilities.

Although the majority of CIL funds in Rutland are spent by the County Council, Uppingham Town Council also has some CIL money to spend - on anything which is concerned with addressing the demands that the consequences of new building place on the town.

The Town Council has launched a Community Chest fund, which groups or individuals can apply to if your project fits the above criteria. We are offering up to £10,000 per project, subject to your application making a good case. Please ask townclerk@uppinghamtowncouncil.co.uk for an application form.

Posted: Sat, 07 Aug 2021 17:55 by The Clerk

Tags: Grant Aid