Local Community Improvement Fund – over £40,000 awarded to local organisations.

Date: 

Thursday, 16 June, 2022

A total of more than £40,000 has been awarded to community projects from SHBC’s Local Community Improvement Fund (LCIF). 

The LCIF provides grants of up to £25,000 to assist local 'not for profit organisations' with the delivery of community projects. 

At the Executive meeting on 31 May 2022 the Executive resolved that the following Local Community Improvement Funds are awarded:   

  1. £18,600 be awarded to Frimley Village Hall for the resurfacing of the front, side and driveway access to the hall. 

  1. £3,611 (net) be awarded to Heatherside Ward (Councillor John Skipper) for five new wooden benches.  

  1. £3,600 be awarded to Mytchett, Frimley Green & Deepcut Society for four new replacement litter bins. 

  1. £15,200 (net) be awarded to Heatherside Ward Residents Association for the replacement of play equipment and surface area. 

These bids are detailed in Annex 1 of the agenda report at: https://surreyheath.moderngov.co.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=127&MId=3702 

The Executive recommended to Full Council that projects 3 and 4 are added to the Council's Capital Programme.   

Councillor Page, Planning and Control Portfolio Holder said:  

“The Local Community Improvement Fund provides financial support for various very worthwhile community projects across the borough.  Congratulations to the organisations who have received funds from this round of applications.   

If you have identified an improvement project that would benefit the local community, I urge you to apply when the next round of applications opens later in the year.” 

To qualify for a grant from the Local Community Improvement Fund applications must fit with the Council's objectives from the Five Year Strategy and demonstrate benefit to the local community or a section of it.  

About the Local Community Improvement Fund 

Payments made by developers via the Community Infrastructure Levy enable the Council to raise funds for some forms of new development in the community to help fund infrastructure in the borough.   

A proportion of the money collected through the Levy, known as the Local Community Improvement Fund, can be spent on local projects in the Borough. 

 The types of infrastructure included are as follows:    

  • Shared Suitable Accessible Natural Greenspace (SANG) 

  • Open Space 

  • Local Sustainable Transport Projects Play Areas & Equipped Playing Space 

  • Indoor Sports & Leisure Facilities 

  • Community Facilities 

  • Climate Change 

  • Digital Infrastructure 

There are two opportunities in each financial year (from the beginning of April) to submit projects for consideration. 

Once forms have been reviewed the decision(s) will be made by the Executive Board Members of the Council, via consultation with local communities and Ward Councillors. 

Find out more and how to apply