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Neighbourhood portion round 5

Round 5 is now open and will close at 5pm on 31 July 2023 with bids awarded funding to be announced in September 2023.

We are inviting residents, businesses and community groups to submit bids for local projects which will improve, benefit and shape the development of their community for the future. Bids for projects can range from a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds where funds are available. Projects can include:

  • environmental improvements, e.g. tree planting, open space improvements
  • public art
  • street furniture
  • equipment for a community group
  • provision of more facilities for the community
  • projects that are beneficial to a local area
  • projects that contribute to broad community benefit.

Below you will find the:

Submitted bids should have regard to the funding available in the relevant ward. However, if there are insufficient funds available in your ward you may still be able to secure funding for a project from the Strategic CIL fund. Awards will be capped at £50,000 and we encourage you to have secured, or be in the process of securing, match funding prior to submitting your bid.

All bids should be consulted with and sought the support of the relevant Ward Councillors and Council departments before submitting. This support should be evidenced with the submitted bid, e.g. copy of email correspondence with ward Councillors and BCP Officers.

Please submit bids by email to by 5pm on 31 July 2023.

If you have any queries please contact us by email. We can also help you to complete the bid form.