Before you apply for grant funding and/or technical support it is essential that you read our Neighbourhood Planning Grant & Technical Support Guidance Notes to help you through the process.
Please note that the eligibility criteria is different than for previous programmes and it is essential that you check what support you are eligible to apply for.
How to apply for Grant Funding and/or Technical Support
Step one: Read our Guidance Notes for applicants
This will help you understand what you need to do to complete the process.
Once you’ve completed and submitted your Expression of Interest (EOI), a link to a personalised application will be sent to your email address within one working day. Please check your spam or junk mail if you have not received it.
Step three: Complete your application form
After submitting your EOI, you will receive a link to a personalised application form by email. Please complete your application form and submit it to Locality within 30 days for your application to be considered. If you do not submit your application within 30 days, your link will expire and you will lose any progress that you have made on your application form.
To help you prepare your application questions in advance, you can download a blank copy of the application form in PDF, or as a word document below.
Step four: Assessing your application
If you are applying for grant funding only we will assess your grant within 15 working days of receiving all the information we need to assess the application.
If you are applying for technical support you will be contacted by phone or email to arrange a diagnostic session to assess your support needs. All applications for technical support are presented to MHCLG to make a decision.
If you your application has been successful, you will receive an email to let you know. This will include information on next steps so that you can start receiving your support.