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Developer contributions

Photos: S106 contributions help to fund new or improved infrastructure, including play areas, open spaces, and community and sports facilities

Last updated: 13 October 2021

Developer contributions, often known as ‘S106 contributions’, are paid by developers to mitigate the impact of new homes and other buildings, which create extra demands on local facilities.

Our overview of S106 funding [PDF, 0.1MB] explains more about specific and generic S106 contributions.

Improving local facilities

Every ward in Cambridge has benefitted from new or improved facilities, funded from S106 contributions, which help to mitigate the impact of development. These include community meeting rooms, play areas, open spaces, sports centres, and public art.

S106 funding rounds

The 2021 generic S106 funding round has resulted in funding allocations to a range of open space, play area and outdoor sports projects, alongside grants for local community facility improvements and small public art projects. The funding decisions were made in early October 2021.

Arrangements for the next round will be announced in Spring 2022.

More information

If you are a developer or landowner and have a query about an S106 agreement that is being finalised, or about payment arrangements, contact

If your query relates to our annual S106 funding rounds (for generic S106 contributions) or the projects that have been allocated funding through one of these rounds, email