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S106 priority setting

Last updated: 29 June 2020

2020 S106 funding round: New application deadline set

The new application deadline is 9am on Thursday 30 July 2020.

Earlier this year, we launched the 2020 S106 generic funding round. We are seeking applications for improving community facilities, play areas and open spaces in those parts of the city where generic S106 funds are still available.

Given the coronavirus pandemic, we have extended the timescales for applying until 30 July 2020 (three months later than the original deadline) in order to give community groups and local residents more time to work up their proposals.

Following the new application deadline, proposals will be assessed against the relevant selection criteria.

The aim is for funding decisions to be made by the relevant executive councillor in late September or early October after scrutiny committee consideration.

Select the two headings below to find out more about how to apply, funding availability by ward, and the selection criteria.

Community facilities S106 grant funding round

Grant applications are invited from community groups and not-for-profit organisations seeking a S106 grant from January 2021 (rather than 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 10 wards (particularly Queen Edith’s and Coleridge wards). However, there is none left available in 4 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

The guidance and S106 grant application form has been updated to reflect the new application deadline of 30 July and timescale changes. Otherwise the form is the same as before. If you have already downloaded the earlier version, you can continue filling in that version.

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 and shrubs, drainage, habitat creation, skateboard and scooter parks, benches, bins, and noticeboards.

Key documents

The proposals form has been updated to reflect the new application deadline of 30 July. Otherwise the form is the same as before. If you have already downloaded the earlier version form, you can continue filling in that version.


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