Guidance and support for neighbourhood planning

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3. Funding

Applications can now be submitted for grants in the new Neighbourhood Planning Support Programme. All communities preparing a Neighbourhood Plan or Neighbourhood Development Order are eligible to apply, current funding programme runs from 2015 to 2018.

The total value of the support programme is £22.5 million; groups can apply for total grant funding of up to £9,000 with an additional £6,000 for groups in priority areas or with complex issues.

Priority areas will typically be those with neighbourhood forums, in deprived locations, high growth areas, or areas with populations over 25,000. These plans are more complex and so require greater support.

Groups who have received money in the past can apply for new grants under the new support programme.

Details of the new grants and how to apply can be found here.