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? We have run annual funding rounds to seek local project proposals and choose which ones to fund (based on generic S106 contributions agreed before April 2015). The 2018 funding round has now closed: reports on the applications received during this round and related funding recommendations will be considered by councillors on 28 June 2018.

We are not currently inviting proposals for S106 funding.

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.