The Ministry for Housing, Communities, and Local Government (MHCLG formerly DCLG) are providing £23 million of support to groups developing neighbourhood plans and neighbourhood development orders between 2018-2022.

What support can I apply for?

There are two main types of support that groups can apply for:

1. Grant funding
2. Technical support

Locality is managing the support and application process on behalf of MHCLG.

You can find guidance on the regulations and legislation of the neighbourhood planning system on

**Christmas closure**

Please note that the final date for applications to be submitted prior to Christmas is Friday 21 December.  Decisions on any applications received after 5PM on Friday 14th December will be made in January 2019, and you should not commit to any expenditure prior to receiving a grant offer.

The Locality offices are closed between Christmas and New Year, and any applications completed during this time will be received by Locality on Wednesday 2 January and will then be allocated for assessment in line with the Guidance Notes.

What am I eligible for?

Eligibility criteria is different than for previous programmes and it is essential that you check what support you are eligible to apply for.

Grant funding eligibility criteria

Additional grant funding eligibility

Technical Support eligibility criteria


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