Apply now for neighbourhood funding

Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

The next round of funding for neighbourhood schemes is now open.  

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Residents who wish to apply to Wave 11 of the Wandsworth Local Fund must do so by November 7.  

The Wandsworth Local Fund is a charge the council makes on developers to pay for the infrastructure needed to support the development, such as new schools, new roads or pavements or improvements to playgrounds and parks 

Applications are particularly welcome for schemes that support the council’s Environment and Sustainability Strategy, including commitments to encourage active travel, improve air quality and increase biodiversity. 

Projects given grants in the previous round this summer included money for 50 new bike hangars, ‘living pillars’ to improve biodiversity in town centres, improvements to Coronations Gardens in Southfields and new playground and flooring at Linden Lodge School.  

Successful schemes in 2020 included improvements to parks and playgrounds in Battersea, Wandsworth and Shillington Parks, public realm and streetscape improvements in Battersea High Street, Southfields and Putney’s Dover House Parade, a biodiversity scheme at Wandsworth Common and improvements to the Putney Vale Allotments.  

Cllr Kim Caddy, cabinet member for finance, corporate resources and climate sustainability, said: “The Wandsworth Local Fund provides funding for schemes that local people tell us they need in their communities. Please get in touch now if you have an achievable, value-for-money project that will deliver real neighbourhood benefits.” 

A new ‘expression of interest’ stage has recently been introduced ensure that only projects likely to meet the criteria go through to the application process. Find out more about the scheme and how to apply at wandsworth.gov.uk/WLF