CIL Fund


CIL Fund Process

Applications for the CIL fund are currently closed. The next round will open on Friday 1 March 2024. Expressions of Interest (EOI) will then need to be submitted by Tuesday 30 April 2024 – the EOI form will be available to download here from 1 March. The full application process is set out below. 

1. Expression of Interest (EOI) stage

EOIs are invited from:

  • constituted community groups,
  • Town, City and Parish Councils, and
  • not-for-profit organisations,

to deliver local infrastructure projects that will benefit the community.

2. EOI Assessment

Assessment of the EOIs will be undertaken by the Infrastructure Team to make sure that:

  • the proposed project is infrastructure,
  • the applicant is a suitable body, and
  • the request is within the funding range.

Comments on EOI’s will be sought from the CIL Funding Advisory Panel to provide local level input. Officers will take Panel comments into account ahead of issuing decisions to applicants.

3. EOI decisions

Outcomes of the EOI submissions will be communicated to applicants within 2 weeks of the submission deadline.

Applicants will be told they have either been:

  • unsuccessful and are not able to proceed further, or
  • that they have been successful and are therefore invited to submit a full application.

4. Full Application stage

Those successful at EOI stage will be invited to submit a full application. The application form and guidance will be sent to applicants with a submission deadline date.

Round 3

We received 55 Expressions of Interest between April and June 2023 seeking £2.2m of support.  Of these, 36 were invited to submit a full application.

The Council has now awarded £1,771,415.55 to the following 27 projects: 

  • St Mabyn Primary School: £20,000.00 to upgrade the learning environment for the Early years and Key Stage 1 provision
  • Wadebridge School: £100,000.00 for the provision of a 3G Pitch
  • St Minver Community Hub CIO: £75,136.23 to establish a community hub building
  • Marazion Town Council: £28,000.00 for the refurbishment of the Folly Field Play Area
  • St Just in Penwith Parish Council:- £60,000.00 to provide new and accessible equipment at Pendeen Play Park
  • St Sampson Parish Council: £20,000.00 for refurbishment of the Golant Playground
  • Saltash Town Council: £75,000.00 for the provision of new play equipment at Honeysuckle Close and Grassmere Way in Pillmere
  • Menheniot Sports Association: £40,000.00 for the renovation of the multi-use games area
  • St Teath Parish Council: £65,000.00 to purchase land incorporating a wildflower footpath and upgrading the facilities within the football club changing rooms
  • Callington Primary School, Nursery and Early Years: £100,000.00 for the nursery redesign and improvement of existing nursery spaces
  • Gwealan Tops Adventure Playground: £94,960.00 to create a play space for disabled and neurodivergent children.
  • Friends of Sennen School: £43,835.00 to rewild Sennen’s only green community space
  • Fraddon Millennium Green Trust: £42,000.00 for improvements to the Fraddon Millennium Green
  • St Allen Parish Council: £66,166.00 for the improvement of access and useability of Zelah playing field
  • Indian Queens Under 5's: £70,000.00 for the refurbishment of the Pre-School building in Indian Queens Recreation Ground
  • Bude Town Council: £100,000.00 for the enhancement and enlargement of Bude Skate Park
  • Friends of Summerfields Park: £42,000.00 to furnish the park with play equipment
  • Landulph Parish Council: £23,400.00 to replace play equipment at Penyoke Playpark
  • Landulph Parish Council: £100,000.00 to integrate the local Pre School into one site by providing an extra classroom within the primary school
  • Youth Cafes Cornwall CIC: £65,046.33 for the expansion of the existing Furry Youth Café in Helston
  • Fowey Town Council: £80,000.00 for the refurbishment of Squires Field Recreational Area
  • Torpoint Town Council: £85,000.00 for a 9v9 3G Pitch
  • Children's Sailing Trust: £55,872.00 to develop infrastructure on the far ‘South Bank’ shoreline at Trevassack Lake which will allow for an increased provision of inclusive services
  • Chacewater Parish Council: £39,999.99 to develop a playground at Twelveheads Recreation Ground
  • Public Open Space team, Cornwall Council: £100,000.00 to rejuvenate Trenance Play Area and Adventure Park
  • Madron Parish Council: £100,000.00 to install a skate park on the King George V playing field and to improve the children's play area
  • St Ives Town Council: £80,000.00 to enhance Richmond Park

Round 2

We received 124 Expressions of Interest between 4 April and 23 June 2022 seeking £6.6m of support.  Of these, 32 were invited to submit a full application.

The Council has now awarded £1,414,548 to the following projects: 

  • Breage Field Committee: £32,100 to support phase 1 of the Breage Playing Field improvement works. Including:
    • new play equipment
    • drainage improvements
    • a programme of community events
  • Budock Water Playing Fields Association: £33,095 to improve Budock’s Friendly Fields. Renovating the existing amenities to make the playing fields more inclusive and accessible.
  • Bodmin Town Council: £50,000 for Bodmin Youth Cycle Park. Creating a new facility on the site of the former skate park aimed at all ability levels.
  • Callington Town Council: £40,000 for a new community multi-use games area (MUGA). 
  • Cardinham School: £65,102.86 for the Cardinham Outdoor Activity Hub. Developing a bespoke outdoor learning setting as well as extending a hardcourt area.
  • Cubert Parish Council: £40,000 for Cubert Cycle and Climbing 2023. Including:
    • installing a children’s learner cycle track
    • climbing apparatus for teenagers
    • toddler play stands
  • Delaware pre-school: £70,000 to extend the pre-school and increase the number of childcare places available.
  • Forrabury and Minster Parish Council: £20,000 to replace play equipment at Boscastle children’s play area.
  • Helston Town Council: £36,852.27 for ‘Pathways and Play’. Creating new pathways and installing new play equipment at Coronation Gardens Park and King George V Playing Fields.
  • Kea Parish Council: £69,400 to create a woodland path to provide an off-road trail to Kea School.
  • King George V Playing Field at Mylor: £96,402 for the King George V Playing Field refurbishment project. Including:
    • developing a multi-sports ‘all weather’ play area
    • accessible walkways
    • a cycle track along one side of the playing field
  • Lands End Community Land Trust: £61,486 for the St Just Skatepark Project. Providing flood lighting and a path for the village’s skatepark.
  • Launceston Town Council: £100,000 to build the town’s first skate park at Coronation Park.
  • Menheniot Primary School: £50,000 for a new classroom.
  • Millbrook Skatepark Project: £98,969 to develop a replacement concrete skatepark in Millbrook.
  • Newquay Town Council: £100,000 to expand the existing Concrete Waves skatepark to include more facilities for beginners.
  • Perranarworthal Parish Council: £48,500 for the Nine+ to Climb Activity Project. Expanding learning and outdoor play equipment for children aged nine and above.
  • Solomon Browne Memorial Hall Association: £30,000 to improve the Gwavas playground and public open space.
  • St Austell Town Council: £78,000 for the Bethel Park Regeneration project. To transform the park into play and recreation space for young people and the wider community. All the while improving biodiversity and improving accessibility.
  • St Buryan Lamorna and Paul Parish Council: £20,000 for St Buryan’s Children Playground Area. Providing a playground catering for various ages and abilities. Also supporting wildlife with pollinator friendly planting.
  • St Enoder Parish Council: £60,000 to double the site of the existing youth club building, as well as install insulation and a new heating system.
  • St Erth Parish Council: £76,000 for a mini skate ramp in a playground which current lacks provision for children and young people aged seven and over.
  • St Tudy Playing Field Trust: £40,000 for a purpose built Preschool.
  • Tregadillett Primary School: £40,666 for a multi-use games area (MUGA) in a section of the school’s car park. The MUGA will be available to the wider community.
  • Trelya: £57,974.91 for Lescudjack Community Centre. To upgrade the centre’s solar energy and energy management systems. This is to increase provision of services to children and young people.  

Round 1

The first CIL Fund round was held between July and October 2020. The Council awarded £622,939.

The successful projects were:

  • Falmouth Town Council - Green Corridor: £43,276
  • Chyan Community Trust: £25,000
  • Urban Biodiversity CIC - Newquay Community Orchard: £65,000
  • Our Only World - Water Refill Stations: £67,500
  • Walker Lines Gymnasium Trust: £53,345
  • South Kerrier Alliance CIC: £32,645
  • Launceston Community Development Trust: £35,000
  • Troon Association Football Club: £30,000
  • Budehaven Community School: £45,702
  • Dobwalls and Trewidland Parish Council - Community Space: £30,000
  • Co Cars Ltd - Bude Electric Car Club: £58,000
  • Stithians Energy Group: £42,395

Two additional projects that were originally approved for CIL support subsequently withdrew from the process due to their projects not progressing.

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