Community Infrastructure Funds Still Available


A share of £263,000 is available to groups in Dorridge, Knowle, Shirley East, Shirley South, Silhill and St Alphege to improve their local neighbourhoods.  The funds are from Solihull’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

The CIL funding was collected in 2020/21, alongside funds that have been ‘rolled over’ from previous years.

Bids for funds must be submitted by 30 September 2021. 

The money is collected from new developments as part of the normal planning process. It is intended to support community projects in areas where development has taken place. The funds are either placed into ‘ward pots’ (in areas without a parish council), which will now be open to ‘bids’ from local communities, or distributed directly to the 13 parish and town councils in the borough.

Only the following wards have ‘pots’ where groups can bid for funds:  Dorridge, Knowle, Shirley East, Shirley South, Silhill and St Alphege.

Councillor Alison Rolf, Cabinet Member for Stronger and Safer Communities, said:

“Please get those bids in! The deadline is 30 September 2021.

“CIL funding is a great opportunity for community groups to benefit and make a real difference to their wider community too. 

“Please check if you meet the requirements and make a bid.”

To be considered, groups and organisations must be formally constituted; have a bank account with two unrelated signatories; at least two unrelated management committee members if they are an unincorporated organisation or a voluntary group and show good financial management procedures, including records of income and expenditure.

For more information visit our website here. If you are interested, please contact the CIL team via or call on 0121 704 8008.

This table details the amount of funding available for each ward:

Neighbourhood Area

Amount Available


 £       39,040.06


 £       20,499.61


 £       50,406.00


 £       81,522.79


 £       44,403.46


 £       27,621.23