Play areas, skate parks and activity hubs are among the projects that will share more than £1.1-million in grants from Cornwall Council.
Those in the Post area set to benefit include:
• Launceston Town Council: £100,000 to build the town’s first skate park at Coronation Park.
• Tregadillett Primary School: £40,666 for a multi-use games area (MUGA) in a section of the school’s car park. The MUGA will be available to the wider community.
• Callington Town Council: £40,000 for a new community multi-use games area (MUGA).
• Delaware Pre-School: £70,000 to extend the pre-school and increase the number of childcare places available.
• Bodmin Town Council: £50,000 for Bodmin Youth Cycle Park – creating a new facility on the site of the former skate park aimed at all ability levels.
The council launched the second round of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Fund last summer, to fund infrastructure projects that benefit children and young people. The first round awarded more than £600,000 to projects focused on low carbon infrastructure.
Now, after a vigorous and competitive application and selection process, the successful projects can be announced.
Olly Monk, Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for housing and planning, said: “The Community Infrastructure Levy allows us to raise funds from new developments and pass this on to community projects making a real difference.
“We had initially set aside £500,000 for this second round and were inundated with applications. As we have been charging the CIL for four years now, we are receiving more payments and so have been able to set more money aside to support these worthwhile schemes.
“Congratulations to all those who have been successful in this second round – your projects will make a real difference to children and young people in your communities. We have also been able to set aside an additional £500,000, subject to conditions, for a further seven projects. More details will be announced in the summer.”
CIL payments are set aside to be spent on infrastructure projects to benefit communities and support development. Between 15 to 25% of the levy goes to the town or parish council where the development has taken place.
The remaining CIL collected is used to deliver infrastructure that will help alleviate the wider impact of development.
Applicants needed to show how there was local need and community support for their project, as well as how the project will directly support children and young people in their area.
A third round of the CIL Fund is expected be the launched in the spring. More information on CIL and previous rounds of the fund are available at www.cornwall.gov.uk/cil