Call for projects for Community Infrastructure Levy Funding

Press Release

Published on 5 June 2023
Archived on 5 July 2023

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Spending Round for Stratford-on-Avon District is now open for applications for funding towards infrastructure projects and improvements.

Stratford-on-Avon District Council is looking for projects to be considered as part of this year's 2022/23 Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) and subsequent funding allocations.

CIL is a planning charge on certain new development, introduced as a tool for local authorities to help deliver infrastructure to support the development of their area. 

The IFS includes a list of the infrastructure projects or types of infrastructure that the District Council intends to fund, either wholly or partly, by its CIL funds.

Previous projects in the District that have benefited from over £3.7 million of CIL funding including the refurbishment of Greig Hall in Alcester and Community Garden at Glebe Road, Bishopton.

The deadline for this round of applications is Friday 14 July

riteria for the projects

Projects must meet all the mandatory criteria below:

  • Is the infrastructure essential or important to support new development within the District?
  • Is the infrastructure of District-wide importance and/or deliver District-wide objectives?
  • Does the infrastructure contribute to climate change adaptation and/or mitigation?
  • Is the infrastructure project consistent with the delivery of the Development Plan?
  • Does the infrastructure align with other Council strategies and partner investment plans?
  • Are there any constraints to delivery of the infrastructure?

If the project meets the mandatory criteria, then they will put on the infrastructure list. Once a project is put on the infrastructure list, it will be assessed by a second set of criteria to identify if it is a 'High Priority' to receive CIL funding. Only projects that are deemed to be a high priority will then be put to Councillors for them to decide which projects will be allocated with the available CIL funds.  

Councillor George Cowcher, Development Portfolio says: "This is money generated by existing developments. I would encourage all community groups to consider projects which address infrastructure issues that we have in the District."

How to put your project forward

If you would like to submit your project for consideration for CIL funding, please complete the online form by Friday 14 July.

More information on CIL funding can be found here.

If you would like further guidance, please contact

Contact details

Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire,
CV37 6HX
Tel: 01789 267575

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Last updated on 05/06/2023