Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL)

What is NCIL?

A portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy is to be spent on local priorities; this is called Neighbourhood CIL (NCIL). There is currently about £2.3 million of Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) funds. This is a fund the Council collects from developments and is required to be spent in consultation with local communities. Residents’ views were sought on community priorities to guide the allocation of NCIL funds between February and March 2020. The consultation responses have established community priorities to guide the allocation of NCIL funds. These were adopted by the Council as part of the NCIL Community Priorities document in June 2020.

NCIL community priorities

The consultation established the following priorities for the next two years:

  • Air Quality
  • Policing resources and Emergency Services
  • Parks and Open Spaces
  • Streetscape
  • Community Safety

How do communities apply for NCIL funding?

Residents, local community groups, residents’ associations, registered charities, infrastructure providers and charitable companies may apply for NCIL funding.

The application form and accompanying guidance note is available on the Planning Policy Consultation page.

The fifth NCIL Bidding Round (2024) is open between 16 January to 12 March 2024 inviting projects to be put forward for NCIL funding. Please submit your project funding application forms by the closing time of 11:59pm on 12 March 2024.

All projects will be reviewed and then considered for funding by Ward Members.

The NCIL community Priorities document provides more detail on what NCIL can be used for and how to access the fund.

How much money is available?

There is currently £3.5 million of NCIL funds (January 2024), collected by ward/neighbourhood plan area. The amount of funds available within each ward or neighbourhood plan area will vary depending on the amounts of CIL collected in that area. The current amounts available are provided in the table below:

Ward Total NCIL available (January 2024)
Abingdon £672,492
Brompton and Hans Town £1,359,317
Campden £110,032
Chelsea Riverside £41,198
Colville £7,336
Courtfield £52,900
Dalgarno (Outside of StQ&W Neighbourhood Plan area boundary) £73,157
Earl's Court £20,236
Golborne £7,313
Holland £415,527
Norland (Outside of Norland Neighbourhood Plan area boundary) £73,634
Notting Dale (Outside of Norland Neighbourhood Plan area boundary) £10,219
Pembridge £121,287
Queen's Gate £32,525
Redcliffe £19,931
Royal Hospital £71,478
St Helen's (Outside of StQ&W Neighbourhood Plan area boundary) £57,837
Stanley £351,645
Neighbourhood Plan Areas
St Quintin and Woodland Neighbourhood Plan area £2,631
Norland Neighbourhood Plan Area £23,822

NCIL Story Map

The NCIL Story Map shows a visual summary of what NCIL is all about including projects which have been approved and completed using NCIL monies on an interactive map. 

a map of approved funding allocation

NCIL Funding Allocations

The NCIL Bidding Round 2023 took place between 8 June and 30 July 2023 inviting projects to be put forward for NCIL funding. Ward councillors considered all applications and the NCIL Allocation Decisions, which can be found in the NCIL Executive Decision Report, were confirmed by Executive Decision on 5 December 2023.

The NCIL Story Map shows all projects which have been funded by NCIL and their completion status. A list of approved funding allocations can also be seen below:

NCIL Round 4 Funding Allocations (December 2023)


Ref Project Amount
AB16 Streetscape: Abingdon Extra Waste Collections    £95,000
AB17 Transport: Lexham Gardens Traffic Calming Speed Humps     £61,000
BHT28 Public Realm: Beauchamp Place Christmas Street Lights     £9,780
BHT30 Public Realm: Drinking Fountain     £12,000
BHT31 Public Realm: Street Planters Thurloe Street and Thurloe Place     £42,500
BHT34 Community Safety: Warden     £60,000
BHT35 Streetscape: Street Cleaning      £15,000
BHT36 Streetscape: Electric Waste Vehicle    £95,000
CD10 Community Safety: Estate CCTV    £15,200.40
CD11 Public Realm: Planter Broadwalk Court / Palace Gardens Terrace     £5,000
CR18 Community Safety: Upgrade to 7-Day Service For Security Officers     £25,000
CR19 (MW)   Public Realm: Old Church Street Enhancement Project     £7,000
CV08 Community Safety: Longlands Court Automatic Gate and Sensor Lighting      £32,000
CV09 (MW) Public Art: Portobello Wall Public Art Project     £4,039.58
CV10 Parks and open spaces: ‘Hands Off Mangrove’ (garden relocation)     £33,000
CV11 Community Safety: Acoustic Camera     £30,000
DG11 (MW)  Community: Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) Renewal and Community Room Renovation                     £6,000
DG13 Community Safety: Private CCTV     £6,000
DG15 Community Safety: Treverton and Raymede – Security Gate                     £29,076
DG19 (MW)  Community Safety: Public CCTV    £1,000
EC24 Streetscape: Street Cleaning      £5,062.24
EC26 Community Safety: Acoustic Camera     £15,000
EC29 Parks And Open Spaces: St Cuthbert’s Church Garden Improvement     £3,211
GB15 Community Safety: 375 Portobello Road - Security Package     £50,000
GB18 Community Safety: Public CCTV     £21,000
HO22 Community Safety: Public CCTV     £12,600
HO23 Community: Carbon Neutral Heating Project     £40,000
NRD09  Transport: Speed Indicator Device    £7,000
NRD10 Community Safety: Acoustic Camera    £15,000
NTD15 Community Safety: Public CCTV     £12,600
NTD16 Transport: Thomas Jones School Traffic Control Planters     £5,000
PB14 Public Realm: Barney McMahon Mural Restoration  £12,000
RC09 Transport: Making Cresswell Place a Materially Safer Road for Pedestrians and Residents     £10,000
RC10 Transport: Speed Awareness Signs     £11,000
RC11 Community Safety: Public CCTV     £25,200
RC13 (MW) Community Safety: Acoustic Camera     £15,000
RH04 Streetscape / Public realm: Royal Avenue Public Realm Improvements     £34,663.13
RH05 Acoustic Camera     £11,000
SH10 (MW)   Community: St. Helens Church Basement Meeting Room ‘Den’ Refurbishment     £10,520
SH12 (MW)   Community Safety: Public CCTV    £1,000
ST10 Community Safety: Public CCTV     £12,600
ST11 Community Safety: Public CCTV     £12,600
ST12  Public Realm: Dovehouse Green Bollard Lighting     £14,350.05
ST13 (MW) Public Realm: Old Church Street Enhancement Project     £7,429.60
STQWNP4 Community Safety: Public CCTV    


NCIL Round 3 Funding Allocations (November 2022)
Ref Project Amount
AB11 West End Project - St Philips Church £30,000
AB12 Cycle Hangar - Abingdon Court £4,200
AB13 Study - Energy Efficiency Retrofitting Feasibility Study £72,000
AB14 Cycle Hangar - Lexham Gardens £30,000
BHT14 Planters (Thurloe Bridge) (Part award) £20,000
BHT16 5 x CCTV Cameras for ward £63,000
BHT17 Planters - Exhibition Road Greening (Part award) £40,000
BHT18 Community Safety BHT (Warden) (Part award) £57,000
BHT21 Acoustic Cameras - Sloane Street and Pont Street £25,000
BHT23 Air Quality Monitoring (ozone monitor) (Part award) £17,000
BHT24 5 x CCTV Cameras for ward (Part award) £63,000
BHT27 Beauchamp Place Enhancement Scheme (Part award) £140,000
CD8 Planters / Open space - Kensington Town Hall £21,000
CF3 Cycle Hangar - Harrington Road £4,200
CF4 CCTV for ward £12,600
CF5 Saving Dora House - Obelisks repair £10,000
CF6 Acoustic Camera for ward £30,000
CF7 Traffic Measures - Reece Mews / Kendrick Place £4,000
CF8 Traffic Measures Colbeck Mews £10,000
CR14 Community - Chelsea Theatre (Part award for CCTV) £3,680.00
CR15 Acoustic Camera - Cheyne Walk/Cremorne Road £25,000.00
CR16 CCTV - Lots Road Neighbourhood Area £12,600.00
CV4 (MW) Traffic Measures - Speed Indicator Device £4,000
CV6 Sport - Powis Square Gardens ball court resurfacing £8,403
EC16 Cycle Hangar - Philbeach Gardens £4,200
EC17 CCTV - Eardley Crescent £12,600
EC18 Planters - Star Kebab (Nevern Place) £579.76
EC19 Planters - Warwick Road £7,432
EC20 Planters - Nevern Square £4,559.70
EC21 (MW) Public Realm - Finborough Theatre Signage (Part funding for notice boards on the theatre building) £500
EC22 Cycle Hangar - Barkston Gardens / Courtfield Rd £4,200
GB9 Sport - Kensal New Town MUGA resurfacing £15,000
GB10 Open Space - Edenham Way Community Kitchen Garden £17,408
GB11 Public Realm - Golborne Railway Bridge renovation £8,700
HO15 Traffic Measures - Traffic Calming Holland Park Streets £30,000
HO16 Acoustic camera - Holland Road / Napier Road £30,000
HO17 Lighting St John the Baptist Church £27,000
HO19 Open Space - Russell Road Community Kitchen Gardens new security gate £3,250
HO20 Tree Planting - Trees and public realm improvement on Napier Road £17,500
NNHP3 Tree maintenance - Clarendon Cross Olive tree pruning £640.00
NRD6 CCTV for ward £12,600
NTD12 Planters - Creating a safer, straight footpath between Portland Road and Walmer Road £15,000
NTD13 (MW) Planters - G.R.O.W Garden (The full amount to deliver the project has not been awarded. The funding award will be ringfenced until the project for a future NCIL bid and remaining funding required is raised. Please see Executive Decision report) £5,000
NTD14 Open Space - Community Allotment (Residents Investing in the Sustainability of Earth (RISE) LancWest) £10,000
PB5 Community Safety - Warden in Notting Hill Gate £57,000
PB6 CCTV - Linden Gardens £12,600
PB7 Traffic Measures - Speed Indicator Device £4,000
PB8 (MW) Traffic Measures - Speed Indicator Device, SID request £4,000
PB10 Traffic Measures - Ladbroke Square Garden - South Gate access (Part funding) £40,000
QG11 CCTV - Derry Street and Kensington Square £12,600.00
QG12 CCTV - Cornwall Gardens £12,600.00
QG14 Planters - Hanging Baskets on Queen's Gate Terrace £4,626.60
QG15 Tree Planting - Carriageway of certain roads in Queen's Gate £40,100
RC4 Cycle Hanger - Redcliffe Square £4,200
RC6 4 x CCTV for ward (Part award) £50,400
RH2(MW) Public Art - Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Sculpture at Dovehouse Green £50,000
SH6 (MW) Planters - G.R.O.W Garden (The full amount to deliver the project has not been awarded. The funding award will be ringfenced until the project for a future NCIL bid and remaining funding required is raised. Please see Executive Decision report) £5,000
ST4 Traffic Measures - King's Road / Lots Road - Yellow Box Marking £22,685
ST5 Community - Leaven Bakery and Catering £9,254
ST6(MW) Public Art - Sir Eduardo Paolozzi Sculpture at Dovehouse Green £150,000
ST7 Community -Elm Park House Community Centre £85,000
ST8 Traffic Measures - Elm Park Road £30,000
STQWNP3 Traffic Measures - Speed Limit Reminder Sign - St Quintin Avenue £8,000


NCIL Round 2 Funding Allocations (August 2021)
Ref  Project  Amount
AB4 Acoustic Camera Corner of Earl's Court Rd and Pembroke Rd £25,248
AB5 Growing Space at St. Sarkis £12,500
AB6 Road Safety and Environtal Improvements in Lexham Mews £27,500
AB9 (MW29) KBF Christmas Lights 2021 £17,644
BHT10 Acoustic Camera Brompton Road £25,248
BHT11 Improving the Wiltshire Close Community Hut £25,500
BHT12 Acoustic Camera Sloane Street £25,248
BHT13 Egerton Gardens Speed Humps £16,170
CD5 Cycle hangar on Aubrey Road £3,400
CD7 (MW29) KBF Christmas Lights 2021 £6,203
CR10 Collecting Culture: The Dance Heritage of Worlds End, - an intangible cultural acquisition £9,000
CR11 Worlds End Place Tree Lights £10,000
CR13 Regeneration and Maintenance of Cremorne Gardens £12,500
CR9 Cycle hangar near Beaufort Street £3,400
EC12 Three cycle hangars on Earl's Court Square £3,400
EC13 Finborough Theatre Street Signage £100
HO10 Cycle Hangar (Holland Park, Sun Trap Entrance or nearby) £3,400
HO11 Poliinator Paradise and Community Shelter - Kensington Olympia Station £11,543
HO14 (MW29) KBF Christmas Lights 2021 £9,244
HO9 St John's CCTV Camera £8,900
NRD3 Cycle hangar on Blenheim Crescent £3,400
NRD4 Street Trees planting on Elgin Crescent £12,500
NRD5 Blenheim Crescent Traffic Calming Project £12,000
ND10 (MW26) Bio diversity/Bug Hunt Workshops with the Natural History Museum's Urban Nature Project £1,468
PB3 Chepstow Crescent Entry Treatment Plan £28,000
RH1 Acoustic Cameras at Lower Sloane Street and Royal Hospital Road £25,248
SH3 (MW25) Cycle Hangar at Ladbroke Grove and St Charles Square £3,400
SH5 (MW26) Bio diversity/Bug Hunt Workshops with the Natural History Museum's Urban Nature Project £3,000
ST2 (MW4) Partial reconsideration of the "Chelsea Street Management" bid submitted in the 1st round of NCIL bidding: Acoustic Camera £26,260


NCIL Round 1 Funding Allocations (January 2021)


Ref Project Amount
AB1 Greening and Road Safety in Abingdon ward £60,000
AB2 Cycle Hangars £3,400
BHT1 Acoustic Camera (Sloane Street/Pont Street) £18,000
BHT3 CCTV Camera (Cadagon Square, Clabon Mew or Pavillion Road) £17,525
BHT7 Ovington Community Safety and Environmental Health Project £9,500
BHT9 Acoustic Camera As part of BHT1
CD3 Cycle Hangar (Edge Street or nearby) £3,400
CR1 Cycle Hangar (Tettcot Road) £3,400
CR5 Bringing adventure play to Flashpoint £20,000
CR6 Another Way Chelsea Youth Club £30,832
CR2 Ropers Gardens Walking Maps and Benches £8,000
CR3 Regeneration of and Investment in Cremorne Gardens £16,000
CV1 The Gardens Project £15,000
DG4 Estate security gates £6,000
EC10 Planters £3,699
EC11 Replacement Planters at Earl's Court Health and Wellbeing Centre £3,436
EC2 Cycle Hangar (Nevern Square) £3,400
EC3 Cycle Hangar (Bramham Garden) £3,400
EC4 Hogarth Road Speed Control £4,000
EC5 Public Realm Safety/Environment in the SE arm of Earl's Court Square - Planters £6,330
EC6 Eardley Crescent Pavement Cleaning £4,773
EC7 Connect-2-Empower £4,819
EC8 A cleaner Earl's Court £4,846
EC9 Lamp column and window branding for a welcoming Earls Court £10,255
HO1 Community Safety Warden (Holland ward) £59,500
HO2 CCTV Camera (Holland ward) £12,525
HO3 Information Board for Holland House £2,970
HO5 St John the Baptist Church Planters £10,000
HO6 Traffic Calming Measures Holland Park £30,000
HO8 Oakwood Court Speed Bumps £12,000
MW3 Kensington Business Forum Christmas Lights (Kensington High Street) £34,422
MW8 Notting Hill Caribbean Cultural Heritage £8,000
MW10 High Street Kensington Community Gardener (aka Green Champion) £14,750
MW17 Kensington and Chelsea Nature Walks £2,400
NNHP1 Clarendon Cross Streetscape, planting and waste management improvements - waste bins and planters £15,000
NNHP2 Acoustic Cameras (Holland Park Avenue / Norland Square) £18,000
ND9 (MW5) From surviving towards thriving in a Covid-19 world £12,080
ND2 Camelford Walk City Garden £10,000
ND3 Grenfell Walk Flower Garden Project £18,409
ND6 DIY Nottingwood £4,528
PB1 Cycle Hangar (Pembridge Crescent) £3,400
PB2 CCTV Camera (Victoria Gardens) £17,525
QG3 CCTV Camera (Palace Place Mansions / Kensington Court) £17,525
QG5 CCTV Camera (Cornwall Gardens) £17,525
QG8 Traffic measures (Victoria Grove / Thackery Street) £17,525
SH1 Traffic Calming Latimer Road £7,000
SH2 Wellbeing Windows: Alan Morkill House (care home) £4,900
ST2 (MW4) Chelsea Street Management: Stanley ward (community warden and CCTV) £155,050
STQWNP1 CCTV Camera (North Pole Road) £20,000
STQWNP2 Air quality improvement in the StQW Neighbourhood £10,000



Last updated: 8 February 2024