SDC Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Spending Board – Applications for CIL Funding


The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) allows local authorities to secure funding for local and/or strategic infrastructure projects to support development. This is a standard charge paid by developers on a per square metre basis of qualifying new development. Further information on CIL can be found on our website ( 

The CIL Spending Board is a Member-led panel who allocate CIL contributions to local and/or strategic infrastructure projects across the District. This could be to create new or to improve existing infrastructure in a local area, such as schools, roads, health/medical centres, flood mitigation, community facilities etc. To view papers and agendas of previous CIL Spending Board meetings, please click here.  

We are inviting bids from organisations who wish to apply for CIL funding to help deliver their infrastructure projects. The application process will remain open but we will periodically set a “cut off” date for applications to be considered by the next Board meeting.

Funding will be granted to projects which qualify as infrastructure only. We would expect to see that the evidence provided shows that funding from other sources has been maximised. The funding is expected to only be used to meet an identified funding gap and should not be used to fully fund the project. Funding will not be granted for any ongoing or revenue spend (e.g. consultancy fees, viability/feasibility studies, staff costs etc.).

To make a bid for CIL funding, you can fill in the online questionnaire. Alternatively, you can download and print a CIL funding application form by using the "Respond by Post" button at the bottom of this page:

  • By email to; or
  • By post to CIL Spending Board Applications, Planning Policy, Sevenoaks District Council, Argyle Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1HG

A guidance note has been produced to assist applicants with submitting their CIL bids.  This can be accessed and downloaded by clicking the "Respond by Post" button at the bottom of this page.

The next CIL Spending Board will be held on Wednesday 10th March 2021.

Applications must be received by no later than 5pm on Thursday 31st December 2020.

Late submissions will not be accepted, and be deferred to a later meeting of the CIL Spending Board.

We are aware that the application form (Pro-forma) is complex, but officers are available to work with you and assist in any way they can. Officers may be contacted by phone on 01732 227000 by asking for Planning Policy or via


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