CIL Funding

Do you have a project based in the Marylebone area that you think would benefit from CIL Funding? 

Contact us here to submit your idea and a representative of the Forum will get back to you on whether the project meets the criteria and how to progress.

What is CIL Funding?

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a charge that can be levied by councils on new developments to enable them to fund the infrastructure needed to support development in their area.

In Westminster, the funds collected are separated into two pots – the City Portion spent by the council on delivering the infrastructure needed to support growth, and the Neighbourhood Portion divided among the 21 Neighbourhood Areas (one of which being Marylebone) to address the demands of development within their area. Visit Westminster’s CIL Fund webpages for more information on how it works (including how much is currently in the funding pot!).

What is Marylebone Forum’s role in CIL Funding?

As a designated neighbourhood forum for the Marylebone area, we play an important role in supporting and endorsing applications for CIL funding for projects that meet the priorities and address the challenges that our Forum has identified. These priorities came about through consultation with local stakeholders in 2018/19 and through ongoing discussion amongst members at Forum meetings.

You can find out more about criteria and how to apply here. Don’t be put off by the seemingly complicated process! We have partners and previously successful applicants that are on hand to offer support if you need it.

To note: funding is available for capital/infrastructure spend only.

Successful CIL Funding applications to date:

The St Marylebone School: sixth form centre roof terrace

The roof terrace at The St Marylebone School sixth form centre in Blandford Street has been transformed into a much-needed green outdoor space, planted with wildflowers and herbs and views of the surrounding area. The space will be used for curriculum-based learning – where students can grow their own produce – as well as a prayer garden and relaxation area.

The St Marylebone School: air filtration units

Funding received for the installation of air filtration units on the school site to improve air quality for pupils and staff; contribution towards refurbishment of the science labs and the creation of rooftop green area at Blandford Street.

St Marylebone Parish Church - Changing Lives project

The Changing Lives project, incorporated significant refurbishment to the church building alongside a variety of community engagement initiatives.

Edgware Road Insights Study

Marble Arch BID applied for funding towards their Edgware Road insight study with the aim of establishing an evidence base for future planning policy and infrastructure interventions with the long-term vision of creating a thriving destination that knits together the diverse community and businesses.