Local Funding

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Cambridge City Council

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Cambridge City Council: S106 funding


Cambridge City Council welcome proposals for improving play areas and open spaces in those parts of the city where S106 funding is still available. Local groups can also apply for small-scale public art grants. Proposals are due in by 19 December 2016.

Before you apply

  • Read our selection criteria first, available from here. S106 funding has to be used for its intended purposes to mitigate the impact of development. Not all proposals are eligible.
  • Look at our list of S106-funded play area and open space improvements, which have been recently completed or allocated funds. Every ward has benefitted. It may be that your proposal is already a planned project.
  • See these examples of public art work, taken from our Public Art Strategy 2010. 
  • Be aware that funding availability is running down and is not spread evenly across Cambridge. As set out in the selection criteria, some wards (particularly Trumpington) still have a lot available, but some others have little or no funding left. There are, however, opportunities for proposals of one type or another to come forward from every ward in the city.

How to apply

If, having read our selection criteria, you think that your proposal is what we are looking for, download the play area and open space proposals form or the public art application form from here.  Please return your completed form by Monday 19 December 2016. 

For queries please phone our S106 programme co-ordinator on 01223 457313 or email S106@cambridge.gov.uk.

What happens next?

Priority-setting decisions on eligible funding proposals in these categories, as well as for indoor and outdoor sports, will be made by councillors next March-April. The next funding round for S106 community facilities grants will take place in 2017/18 once the strategic review of community provision is completed.

Posted by CAN network on 28th November 2016.