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S106 priority setting

Last updated: 16 March 2020

2020 S106 funding round now open

We are now seeking applications for improving community facilities, play areas and open spaces in those parts of the city where generic S106 funds are still available.

  • The deadline for applications is 9am on Thursday 30 April 2020.
  • Proposals will be assessed against the relevant selection criteria.
  • Funding decisions will be made by the relevant executive councillors following reports to scrutiny committees this summer.

Community facilities S106 grant funding round

Grant applications are invited from community groups and not-for-profit organisations seeking a S106 grant from autumn 2020 to help improve their community halls or meeting rooms in Cambridge, including upgrades to kitchens, toilets, storage space and equipment.

Funding is available in ten wards (particularly Queen Edith’s and Coleridge wards). However, there is none left available in four other wards (Castle, Cherry Hinton, Newnham and Petersfield) because the S106 funding from those wards has already been spent or is allocated to projects under development.

Key documents

Play areas and open spaces S106 funding proposals round

The focus is now primarily on seeking proposals for improving:

  • Council-owned play areas in (or near) Coleridge and Trumpington wards – perhaps with more or better play equipment and safety surfacing; and
  • Public open spaces and parks in (or near) the Chesterton wards, Coleridge, Queen Edith’s and Trumpington.

Examples of S106-funded open space projects include improvements to footpaths, paths, signs, lighting, landscaping, fencing, trees/shrubs, drainage, habitat creation, skateboard and scooter parks, benches, bins, and noticeboards.

Key documents


See the list of projects allocated S106 funding in the 2019 funding round [PDF, 21Kb].