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Neighbourhood portion

The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Neighbourhood Portion is a fund generated from new housing developments for reinvestment back into improving local community facilities.

We have completed four rounds of allocating monies to projects with £1,233,577 awarded to 95 projects across Bournemouth and Poole through this fund. Round 5 will open in April 2023 with bids accepted to 31 July 2023. We will announce successful grant awards In September 2023.

We invite residents, businesses and community groups to discuss with us any ideas they have for local projects which will improve, benefit and shape the development of their community for the future. We expect Round 5 to be open from April to July 2023 with awards made in September 2023.

Below you can find details for each round, as well as lists of projects each round has funded:


Across Bournemouth and Poole 15% of all CIL receipts are allocated to the ward where development has taken place and made available for spending on local projects. This increases to 25% for designated neighbourhood forums where there is a neighbourhood plan in place. Projects that are located within a neighbourhood forum area with an adopted neighbourhood plan should approach the relevant neighbourhood forum for funding as opposed to bidding through this process. The neighbourhood forums with adopted neighbourhood plans are:

Similarly, neighbourhood portion funds generated in areas covered by village, town or parish councils will have monies passed directly to the respective councils for spending. Projects that are located within these council areas should approach the relevant councils for funding as opposed to bidding through this process. Within Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, these are:

You can view how the neighbourhood portion was spent and allocated during 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22.