Funding for neighbourhood schemes

Published: Tuesday 16th April 19

The next round of the Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) will be open for applications from residents and community groups from May 1.

Projects that have received funding include (clockwise from top left): Floodlighting at St Mary's Church, Putney, upgrading St Michael's Community Centre, Battersea, repainting Earlsfield railway bridge, refurbishing Furzedown Rec Pavilion, new roads and pavements on the Putney Vale Estate, new LED streetlights, upgrading Bellevue Road and upgrading Godley Gardens in Earlsfield

The Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) is a charge the council makes on developers which is then used to benefit the local area.

Last summer more than 400 people responded to a consultation on how WLF money should be spent, which led to the following priorities being identified:

  • Improvement of public spaces including protecting biodiversity
  • Community safety
  • Street improvements such as pavements, lighting, tree planting, cycling facilities and street furniture
  • Investing in sports and leisure facilities
  • Improving traffic and parking

In order to make sure any work carried out is done based on what local people want, residents are encouraged to bring ideas for neighbourhood improvements to their ward councillors to submit schemes to be considered for funding.

Previous projects that received WLF funding include new LED street lights, improvements to parks, sports pitches and playgrounds around the borough and improvements to roads, pavements and public open spaces.

The deadline for applications for round seven of the Wandsworth Local Fund is July 1. Find out more at www.wandsworth.gov.uk/WLF