New Government Grants Announced
In a press release issued on Monday, the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government announced that a new round of funding for Neighbourhood Plan grants will be launched next month. The £23m fund will help communities such as Ruddington develop a Neighbourhood Plan. Applications for grants of £9000 can be made from 3rd April 2018.
Housing and Planning Minister Dominic Raab said:
Neighbourhood plans are a powerful tool to help communities shape their local area, making sure the right homes are built in the right places.
It’s vital that communities have the right support and advice available to help deliver a plan that meets their own ambitious aspirations. That’s why I’m making £23 million available that will help more groups to do this.
A new website has been launched to assist communities in the process of developing a Neighbourhood Plan, assessment and processing of grant applications will be delivered by Locality, and Groundwork UK will administer approved grants.
The Ruddington Neighbourhood Plan Project Team will be applying for a grant soon.