Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Applying for CIL Funding for Projects in Headington
Community Infrastructure Levy
The Oxford City Council collects the Community Infrastructure Levy and allocates 25% of the collected fund for projects within the appropriate Neighbourhood Plan Area, in this case Headington. The following describes the process for the allocation of CIL in Headington.
As its name implies, the levy can be used to fund a wide range of infrastructure. This definition allows the levy to be used to fund a very broad range of facilities such as play areas, open spaces, parks and green spaces, cultural and sports facilities, healthcare facilities, academies and free schools, district heating schemes and police stations and other community safety facilities. This flexibility gives local areas the opportunity to choose what infrastructure they need to deliver their relevant plan. Local authorities must spend the levy on infrastructure needed to support the development of their area, and they will decide what infrastructure is needed. The levy can also be used to increase the capacity of existing infrastructure or to repair failing existing infrastructure, if that is necessary to support development.
All applications for funding should be accompanied by a completed editable pdf Project Description Form or Word Project Description Form. (See Guidance Notes for help with completiung the form).
Each project should have a nominated project sponsor who will be responsible for overseeing the project, including the management of project expenditure.
The application will be assessed by the Project Group in terms of community priorities and forwarded with recommendations to the Headington Action Committee. If approved by the Committee the application will be forwarded to the Oxford City Council CIL Officer (currently Lorraine Freeman) with a request for funding from the CIL portion allocated to Headington.
If the request for funding is agreed by the City Council the invoices for project expenditure will be forwarded to the Council for payment.
Applications should be submitted by one of the following deadlines Jan 31st, May 31st, September 30th.
Please send applications by post or email to:
John Nealon (Treasurer, Headington Action)
80 Old Road
Oxford OX3 7LP
 Headington refers to the area designated as such in the Headington Neighbourhood Plan (http://headingtonplan.org.uk/)