Neighbourhood planning

Government support for Neighbourhood Planning

Government grants can be applied for via My Community. This provides funding direct to communities to help them carry out Neighbourhood Planning. All Neighbourhood Planning groups can apply for grant funding.  

Neighbourhood Planning Front Runner initiative

The Department for Communities and Local Government Neighbourhood Planning Front Runner Initiative is also supporting over 200 Front Runner projects that are helping local communities, local authorities and the Government gain insight into how Neighbourhood Planning is working in practice. 

Under this scheme, a grant of up to £20,000 has been made available towards the cost of each project. £3 million has also been given to four organisations to provide independent advice to communities in planning for their neighbourhood. 

For the future, consideration is being given as to whether that support best meets communities' needs and what additional help might be made available.