Decision details

Brent Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL) Projects

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To approve the NCIL allocation of projects close to or more than £100k for round 2 2021.




(1)      To approve the NCIL allocation of:


·                £194,988 for Jason Roberts Foundation - Connect Brent Project: to undertake much needed upgrading works at The Pavilion, the community centre where the charity was based. The project would make the centre an all-weather facility that could be used by residents and community groups all year-round, by erecting a steel canopy over the multi-games area and 5-a-side pitch.


·                £100,000 for Brent Music Service in partnership with local Harlesden schools and community groups – Brent Music Service Harlesden Music Centre Project: Providing local, easily accessible venues to address the barriers preventing CYP participation in out-of-school music activity. Weekly centres would be available for children in Harlesden schools and would become progressively more visible in the community as the project progressed.


·                £124,700 for Queen's Park Area Residents' Association (QPARA) in partnership with Brent Council – Keslake Pocket Park Improvements Project: The project would remodel Keslake Pocket Park to make it safer and design out anti-social behaviour, crime, loitering and littering by providing a layout and street components that created a well-lit, safe, and open space. There would be increased visibility both into and across the space and the new design would provide a pleasing visual amenity, as well as a small square area for the local community.


·                £100,000 for Alperton residents in partnership with Brent Council - Creating an Open Space for the Whole Community Project: The proposal by the residents was to enhance the quality of Alperton Sports Ground and address concerns raised by residents around the lack of outdoor and play facilities, anti-social behaviour, security and safety concerns as a result of development.


(2)     To note and endorse the NCIL applications less than £100,000 approved by the Panel as summarised in section 8.3 of the report.


(3)     To note that following approval of these projects, the final stage would involve the Grants Manager undertaking further scrutiny in order to ensure a deliverable measurable outcome analysis was completed in conjunction with the delivery agency. This would form part of a signed legally binding funding agreement that was regularly monitored. If the outcomes are not in line with Brent Council priorities and not agreed, the funding offer may be withdrawn.

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Kate Lambert, Partnership Funding Officer Email: Tel: 02089371170.

Report author: Kate Lambert

Publication date: 19/07/2021

Date of decision: 19/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 27/07/2021

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