Community Infrastructure Levy information

Pages in Community Infrastructure Levy information

  1. 1. What is CIL?
  2. 2. Guidance for Applicants (CIL)
  3. 3. CIL Charging Schedule
  4. 4. Spending CIL Funds
  5. 5. Strategic Fund
  6. 6. You are here: Local Fund

6. Local Fund

What is the CIL Local Fund?

A proportion (currently 15%) of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) monies will spend on local projects in the neighbourhoods where development has been built.

 This is known as the Reigate & Banstead CIL Local Fund.

The CIL Local Fund must be spent to support the development of the local area by funding:

  • the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure;


  • anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.

This could include, for example  improving the nearby community hall, providing new playground equipment at a local green space, upgrading walking and cycling routes to local schools, or enhancing local shopping parades.

In Horley, and in Salfords and Sidlow, where there is an existing Town or Parish Council respectively, the CIL Local funding generated from developments in those areas will be passed to them to spend.

In the rest of the Borough, which is divided in to four areas, (see the Panel Areas Map PDF), the money will be spent by the Borough Council in the area in which it was generated, in consultation ward Councillors.

The amount of money available through the Local Fund in each area will vary depending upon how much new development is being built and the CIL Rate for that area.

Projects funded through the CIL Local Fund should also reflect the priorities expressed by local communities. To ensure that our Local CIL spending reflects communities’ priorities, Local ward councillors are involved in recommending which project bids to fund. Periodically we also hold Community Surveys across the Borough.

CIL Local Fund 2019 Survey

We held the last Local CIL survey in September and October 2019 to understand the priorities of the borough’s communities for spending CIL Local funds, and to welcome project suggestions

You can read a summary of  the priorities identified by the communities in various areas of the borough accessed from this link CIL Local Fund Survey summary PDF).

Priorities and suggestions for Horley Town Council and Salfords and Sidlow Parish Council were passed on to those Town and Parish Councils.

Bidding for Local CIL funding

Any organisation or individual may submit a bid for Local CIL funding at any time, for a project that either their organisation will deliver or that another organisation has agreed to deliver. Most bids are made by local groups (such as residents associations, amenity groups, business guilds, sports clubs and community groups) and infrastructure providers (such as Surrey County Council).

To submit a bid you will need to complete and submitting a project bid form (DOCX) to us, and email the completed form and supporting documents to

Bids are considered by ward councillors in each of the four Local Panel Areas, who vote on which project bids for Local CIL funding they would like to support within their area, subject to officer authorisation. This is done on a quarterly basis usually each March, July, September and December.

Subject to having all the information required for a bid at least a month before, and to the number of bids received, new bids will be considered by councillors at the next meeting.

Projects allocated CIL Local funding, together with photographs of some of the completed projects are reported in the Council’s Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement (AIFS) published each December, these can be viewed on the AIFS webpage.

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Telephone: 01737 276 178


Community Infrastructure Levy Team,
Reigate and Banstead Borough Council,
Town Hall,
Castlefield Road,