About the Wandsworth Local Fund

The Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) is the neighbourhood portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). CIL is a charge that we issue (mainly on new homes and developments), to pay for the infrastructure needed to support growth in the borough.

Most of the funds will be spent on borough-wide, strategic CIL projects. However, 15% of the funds are spent on projects within the local community whereby a development may have had an impact.

What the WLF can support

The Wandsworth Local Fund can be spent on projects which address the ‘demand that development places on an area.’

This could include projects similar to the examples listed below.

Physical infrastructure

  • Environmental improvements (litter clearances, landscaping, open space works)
  • New play area equipment
  • New library equipment
  • Additional parking spaces
  • Improvements to community buildings

Social infrastructure

  • Provision of community facilities (libraries, health services, youth centres)
  • Provision of equipment to support community services

WLF neighbourhoods

For the purposes of WLF, the neighbourhoods in the borough are:

  • Putney (including East Putney, Roehampton, Thamesfield, West Hill, and West Putney wards)
  • Wandsworth (including Earlsfield, Fairfield, Wandsworth Common, and Southfields wards)
  • Battersea (including Latchmere, Northcote, Shaftesbury, St Mary’s Park wards and parts of Queenstown ward)
  • Balham (including Balham, Bedford, and Nightingale wards)
  • Tooting (including Furzedown, Graveney, and Tooting wards)
  • Nine Elms (parts of Queenstown ward) Neighbourhood currently closed to applications

View an interactive digital map of the borough.


Wave 11 funding allowance per area
Neighbourhood Funding
Balham £0
Battersea £1,456,915
Putney £228,258
Tooting £200,918
Wandsworth £483,780
Total £2,369,871