Apply for CLIPs funding

A Co-operative Local Investment Plan (CLIP) is a non-statutory local area plan that identifies local priorities for Community Infrastructure Levy funding. The funding comes from local developers.

With a focus on children and young people’s services in Lambeth, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) income has been established as a source of funding for organisations supporting children and young people.

It's anticipated that the total grants awarded over the two funding periods will amount to circa £420,000. In 2019, over £201,500.00 was awarded to 29 organisations across Lambeth.

September 2020 update

The CLIPS fund will continue in its current form where applicants can apply for grants to enhance their organisation’s sustainability and resilience. This will include applications that relate to the impact of Covid-19 and to non-Covid-19 related funding. The decision-making panel will take into account the value of the application, in relation to the specifications given in the guidance document and the urgency of the impact of Covid-19 on organisations' ability to deliver services. We expect a higher number of applications and will look to ensure a fair spread across the borough and provide clear feedback to unsuccessful organisations, as well as direct them towards funding sources or partnerships which could support their application.

We will also look for applications targeted towards the most vulnerable children and young people and families. These are those who are low income, marginalised or BAME, with limited access to outside space, with parents who are key workers or working in health and social care, public transport, or other front-line services, at any level.

When applying, the more realistic you are with the amount you apply for, the more likely you will be successful and the more organisations we can fund.

LHC Community Benefit Fund contribution

For this next round we are delighted to announce that the CLIPS Fund is boosted by a contribution from the LHC Community Benefit Fund (LHC is a procurement consortium of which Lambeth is a member).

The LHC contribution will fund one grant of £10,000. Application is via the normal CLIPS application process and the same eligibility criteria apply. Please mention in your application if you wish to be considered for this fund alongside the CLIPS.

The LHC Fund supports the CLIPS aim to stimulate ‘small spending which might make a big difference’. Funding, for example, capital items or small building refurbishments which will have a meaningful impact on increasing the day to day youth offer of the organisation.

LHC want to support projects that promote some of the following:

  • Social inclusion
  • Positive relations between different groups and communities
  • Increased wellbeing
  • Widening participation for underrepresented groups

It will particularly favour projects that help to re-build following coronavirus. For example, supporting mutual aid groups to become more established, strengthening community powers to lead change locally or supporting ‘power partnerships’ between local authorities and community groups.

If you have any questions about the LHC Fund please contact

The final open date of the 2 year CLIPS fund opens on 1 October 2020 and closes at 12 midday sharp on Thursday 12 November 2020. There are currently no plans to extend the fund.

Apply for CLIPs funding

Please read through the guidance below before starting your application.

CLIPS application budget and spend report

Children young people's plan for Lambeth