Wandsworth Local Fund

The Wandsworth Local Fund

Have your say on what you would like the Wandsworth Local Fund used for in your area.

The Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF), the neighbourhood contribution of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), is a charge the council issues (mainly on new homes and developments) to pay for community and social infrastructure needed to support the development, such as new or safer roads, park improvements or a new health centre.

Most of the funds will be spent on borough-wide strategic CIL projects, but 15 per cent must be spent on projects that take into account the views of the neighbourhood where the new development has been built. For further details on the WLF and for examples of previous successful projects see the information pack.

Five waves of projects have been approved so far, amounting to £7.2m.

To see what has been funded In your local area, please download the Wandsworth Local Fund impact report.

Wandsworth Local Fund Neighbourhoods

  • Balham
  • Battersea
  • Putney Nine Elms
  • Tooting Wandsworth 

*The Nine Elms pot is required to fund the wider redevelopment programme being undertaken and, at present, is therefore not available for the submission of bids

You can use the 'CIL Neighbourhood' legend in Wandsworth Maps to view the boundaries.

See the Report for Wandsworth Local Fund Wave 5 (March 2018)

Wave 5

Wave 5 of the WLF will be open to applications in the Autumn of 2018.

The amount of WLF collected by the council is expected to continue to increase over the next few years, allowing a continuing stream of projects to be brought forward.

The application must meet the criteria set out below and on pages 8 and 9 of Committee Paper No. 14-513 that was approved by the council's Executive in October 2014.


  • Should not have any extra revenue implications to the council.
  • Estimated total cost of scheme should typically be over £20,000.
  • Should not cost more than the levy income available.
  • Should be able to be started within the year ahead.
  • Must receive endorsement by at least two ward members from the relevant neighbourhood, with more weight given to those schemes with a greater proportion of member support.
  • Will be considered more favourably if they benefit a greater number of residents/businesses.
  • Must demonstrate that all other forms of funding have been considered.
  • Must demonstrate that it is value for money.

If you are interested in bringing forward a scheme in your area which meets the WLF criteria then please contact your local councillor in the first instance.

The Wave 5 application form.

Completed application forms should be sent to WLF@wandsworth.gov.uk.

This page will be kept updated with relevant information about the WLF.

If you require further information, please email WLF@wandsworth.gov.uk.