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Developer contributions

Photos: S106 contributions fund new or improved play areas, open spaces, sports facilities and public art

What are they? Developer contributions (also known as S106 funds) are paid by developers in order to mitigate the impact of new homes and other buildings, which create extra demands on local facilities.

What difference do they make? Every ward in Cambridge benefits from new or improved facilities funded from S106 contributions. These include community meeting rooms, play areas, open spaces, sports centres, and public art.

How does S106 priority-setting work? The 2020 S106 funding round is now open. It seeks proposals, from those parts of the city where funding is available, for improving play areas and open spaces, as well as grant applications for community facility improvements. The application deadline is 30 April 2020.

Changes to S106 funding. Since April 2015, the rules governing the use of S106 funding have changed. New S106 contributions have to be for specific projects.