Groups within Solihull are invited to bid for a share of funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to improve their local neighbourhoods, before the deadline of Friday 3 February 2023.

A total of over £400,000 is available for community groups to bid for, spread across the various borough wards.

This funding comes from the CIL that has been collected in 2021/22, plus funds that have been ‘rolled over’ from previous years.

The money is collected from new developments as part of the normal planning process. It is intended to support community projects in areas where development has taken place. The funds are either placed into ‘ward pots’ (in areas without a parish council), which will now be open to ‘bids’ from local communities, or distributed directly to 13 parish and town councils in the borough.

To be considered, groups and organisations must be formally constituted; have a bank account with two unrelated signatories; at least two unrelated management committee members if they are an unincorporated organisation or a voluntary group and show good financial management procedures, including records of income and expenditure.

For more information visit our website here: Neighbourhood Proportion | If you are interested, please contact the CIL team via or call on 0121 704 8008.

This table details the amount of funding available for each ward:

Area Funds Available
Blythe £11,907
Dorridge £88,125
Knowle £19,576
Lyndon £10,334
Olton £20,212
Shirley East £11,028
Shirley South £60,544
Shirley West £33,803
Silhill £64,760
St Alphege £82,115
Total £402,404


Other Funding Opportunities

If a project you are interested in cannot be funded through the Neighbourhood CIL funds, then there may be other funding opportunities available. Details on these other potential sources of funding intended to support the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) can be found on the Council’s web pages at Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Funding (

A range of support is available for all activities, groups and organisations that operate within the borough. This includes the Council’s Community Development Team (CDT) and the Warwickshire & Solihull Community and Voluntary Action (CAVA). Details on the support available can be found on the Council’s web site at Supporting our VCS (

For more information about Council services, please see our website.


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