There’s a new grant funding pool from DCLG now available to encourage communities to take up neighbourhood planning.

From today, local groups can apply for grants of up to £2,000 to run a neighbourhood planning workshop in their community. The workshop must be run by knowledgeable and enthusiastic advocate of neighbourhood planning, with the aim of giving a community the information they need to begin the neighbourhood planning process.

Areas that have a low take up of neighbourhood planning are the focus for these grants, and it is expected that you will be able to attract at least 10 communities to attend.

The full guidance notes for this new grant are available here. Head to the Neighbourhood Planning Grants page for more information on how to register your interest and apply.