Greater Brislington Together help community groups to Apply for  this funding  in the  2018/19 round we were successful in securing £30,000 for  the Brislington Green Trail

GBT will be hosting two meetings to help make funding application in Brislington East and West

Greater Brislington Together meetings 2019:

  • 7 February, 7pm to 9pm at Wick Road Library  – CIL funding process and priorities meeting
  • , 14 March, 7pm to 9pm at Wick Road Library  – CIL funding process and priorities meeting

Here are timetable and deadlines for the 2019/20 Area Committee decision-making process for decision-making on CIL and Section 106 funding in Bristol

You can access all the information – and signpost people in your community groups – at:

The timetable and the Stage 1 Outline Guidance and an Outline Proposal form can be downloaded from the above webpage.

Key deadlines: 

  • January – March 2020

If you still have funding underspend for this current year (April 2019 – March 2020) you could work with councillors on community engagement to generate a longer list of ideas for CIL & Section 106 funding bids, 2020/2021. Stage 1 outline proposals deadline is 6th April 2020.

  • February 2020

Information sessions to explain the CIL process:

–           Thursday 6th February 2020 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm

–           Tuesday 11th February 2020 – 6pm – 8pm

–           Friday 14th February 2020 – 12:30pm – 2:30pm

Book via this Eventbrite link.

  • February / March 2020

Apply for 2020/2021 community meeting funding

 April 2020

  • Stage 1 outline proposals deadline (6th)
  • Community Meeting Funding issued for 2020/2021

 May 2020

By 31st May send the end of year monitoring form (with a snap shot of one set of equalities data, example form attached) for 2019/2020 funding to neighbourhoods&

 June 2020

Hold a meeting in the first 2 weeks of June supported by funding for 2020/21 (or use underspend from 2019/2020 if you have it).

Work with councillors and public to prioritise the longer list of suggestions for 2021 CIL spend.

Deadline for BCC to receive priority outline, stage 1 proposals is 3rd July.

Below is some more info on Cil and the funding process

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and the Section 106 (S106) agreements

As part of the planning  process, a developer often has to give money to the council to pay for improvements in the area that they’re developing in. This is usually through a planning charge called the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) but is sometimes through a planning obligation called a Section 106 agreement.

80% of the money that’s raised is used to pay for city-wide projects improving things like roads and schools.  You can see the city’s priorities for use of this funding in the Regulation 123 list.

15% of CIL funds and 33% of some S106 funds are made available for local decision making by councillors.

Bristol Neighbourhood Planning Network have a very good primer on CIL and S106 here

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