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

**Application for grant support for the forthcoming financial year (2019/2020)**

We are no longer accepting grant applications for this financial year (up to 31 March 2019).

We anticipate re-opening for grant applications in April, but are awaiting final confirmation from MHCLG. We will update the website as soon as we know.

Applications for technical support will be considered on a rolling basis and are not affected by these timeframes.

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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