At the Council meeting on 22nd February, as part of proposing the Council’s budget for 2022/23, I will be announcing the launch of a £2m Growth and Infrastructure Fund. The funding for this comes from a historical (dormant) infrastructure funding pot from central Government for the whole of Cambridgeshire from which I have fought long and hard to secure funding specifically for East Cambs.
The money will support capital projects in our communities – projects that deliver new and improved infrastructure and facilities to support the growth of our district. A scheme, including details of how communities can apply for funding, will come to the Finance and Assets Committee in the spring.
Alongside the recent addition of community facilities to our Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) list there has never been a better time to access funds for community facilities. So, anyone out there with projects that you are working on that need funding support please get ready! And please do speak to me if you need any help or advice.