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Potential funding sources

Under the Parish Partnership Scheme, bidders must co-fund scheme bids with us. This co-funding is usually raised through parish/town council precepts. However, bidders can obtain scheme funding (in whole or part) from other suitable sources, or in partnership with other bidders. Some alternative potential funding sources you may wish to consider are:

Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Where a district council has an adopted CIL Charging Schedule in place, the town or parish council will be entitled to 15% of the CIL receipt collected within their area. This figure rises to 25% where the town or parish council has an adopted Neighbourhood Plan in place.

This Community Infrastructure Levy Neighbourhood Funding summary (PDF) [78KB] sets out what parish and town councils can spend their CIL receipt on.

Developer funding

In those districts where CIL has not been introduced, developer funding will be secured through agreement between the respective developer and local authorities, which may include the county, district and/or town/parish council. The County Council may still hold relevant, residual Section 106 funds received from developers prior to CIL, which could be applied for highway improvement purposes. However, this will be subject to strict caveats regarding its use and will be site specific.

When you submit a bid, we'll automatically review available S106 funding to check whether it may be applied to your scheme either wholly or in partly as your contribution. If it can be, we'll advise you.

Recycling credits

Norfolk County Council pays recycling credits to organisations who collect recyclable materials from our residents. Find out more about recycling credits.

Drainage Funding

Our Flood and Water Management Team can help identify funding opportunities which will reduce flood risk across the county. Email with details of your potential proposal and they can advise you about possible options.

District/Borough Councils

Councils may oversee particular grants which may be available for community based projects.

Norfolk Community Foundation

Norfolk Community Foundationencourages charitable giving and connects donors with communities across Norfolk. An independent registered charity, they are part of a national movement of community foundations that manages funds for its donors, undertakes strategic grant making and contributes to achieving social change in the local area for the long term.

Big Lottery Fund

Big Lottery Fund offers grants from £300 to more than £500,000 to community and voluntary groups and charities.

Local businesses

Supportive local businesses may also be willing to help fund/ sponsor schemes benefitting local communities.

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