The Ministry for Housing, Communities, and Local Government (MHCLG formerly DCLG) are providing over £29 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 Gov.uk.

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

Affordable housing for sale grant funding eligibility

Bespoke Neighbourhood development order facilitation and follow up grant support eligibility

Technical Support eligibility criteria

**Christmas closure**

Please note decisions on any applications received in December may not be made until January 2020, and you should not commit to any expenditure prior to receiving a grant offer.

The Locality offices are closed between Christmas and New Year. If you submit an enquiry through the advice service after Tuesday 17th December we will not be able to respond until the team return week commencing Monday 6th January.

**Application deadline for grants for this financial year (2019/2020)**

Applications for grant for 2019-2020 can be submitted until 5pm on 31 January 2020. This means the last date for completing an Expression of Interest form for a grant application is 5pm on 30 January (you will still need to complete your application form by 5pm on the 31 January). Expenditure through a grant must be completed on or before 31 March 2020.

Information about applying for the 2020/2021 grant programme will be coming soon. Please watch this space for further updates.

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

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