Wandsworth Local Fund

The Wandsworth Local Fund

A new report on how the Wandsworth Local Fund has been spent and what projects have been delivered was produced in Spring 2018. 

The Wandsworth Local Fund (WLF) is the neighbourhood portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

CIL is a charge the council issues (mainly on new homes and developments) to pay for the infrastructure needed to support growth in the borough.

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. 

Five waves of projects have been approved between 2015 - 2018 amounting to £7.3 million.

Public Consultation

Over 500 individuals and organisations responded to our 2014 consultation on how WLF money should be spent, with the following borough-wide priorities being identified:

(a) Making the area feel safer
(b) Improving parks, commons and riverside walks
(c) Repairing roads and pavements
(d) Better facilities for cyclists, and 
(e) New and improved green spaces. 

View the full results of the consultation.

In June 2018 the Council consulted again with individuals and organisations on how the WLF should be spent. The results of the consultation will be reported to the September Committee, incorporated into the application process and uploaded onto this web page.

Wandsworth Local Fund Neighbourhoods

  • Balham (temporarily currently closed to applications due to insufficient funds)
  • Battersea
  • Putney
  • Nine Elms (currently closed to applications as the wider redevelopment programme is established)
  • Tooting
  • Wandsworth

Boundaries

You can use the 'CIL Neighbourhood' legend in Wandsworth Maps to view the boundaries or download a PDF copy of the boundaries.

Wave 6

Wave 6 of the WLF will be open to applications from Wednesday 1 August until Friday 28 September, inclusive.

To apply for a Wave 6 project please contact your local Councillor in the first instance.

The application must meet the criteria set out in the Information Pack.

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

Criteria

  • 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.

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

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