The Local Improvement Scheme

The Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) 2018 - 21 provides targeted financial support for community organisations to deliver the council's priorities to make Nottinghamshire a great place to live, work, visit and relax - which are at the heart of the Council Plan 2017 - 21.

Financial contributions from the LIS help organisations provide much needed services and deliver projects that will leave a legacy for years to come; creating connections between people who freely give their time, expertise and support in a range of volunteering roles. 

To date, the County Council has awarded a LIS funding contribution to support over 390 revenue and capital projects and at least 200 Talented Athletes across Nottinghamshire.

Watch Councillor John Handley opening the Bilsthorpe play park to see how LIS funding has benefitted the local community.

Find out more about how LIS funding benefits communities.

Information about LIS funding rounds

Details about the next round of LIS Talented Athletes funding are yet to be published.

The LIS revenue and capital funding rounds 2018-21 are now closed to new applications.

Keep in touch with the LIS email newsletter

Get the latest news and updates about the Local Improvement Scheme delivered direct to your inbox - including e-mail alerts about any future LIS funding rounds. Sign up to the Local Improvement Scheme email newsletter. 

Acknowledging funding

Under the terms of the Local Improvement Scheme Agreement, Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) must be acknowledged as a funder as part of all publicity about the project, including any written or spoken public presentations. 

Remember to let us know about your events or any publicity plans in advance (ideally 8 weeks) as we'd love to share your stories about how LIS funding is benefiting local communities. LIS funded organisations can tell us about their publicity plans (e.g. launch events, open days, press-releases), by completing the online publicity notification form.

We know everyone is keen to promote their fantastic work helping the community, but please note:

The Council recognises that publicity plans may be impacted by the Coronavirus restrictions, therefore, organisations will need to ensure that any socially-distanced publicity events are fully in line with the  Government guidance at the time of the event.  

Due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, organisations may need to reschedule or cancel their proposed event – and this may be at short notice.

Please continue to send in your publicity requests via the online publicity notification form.  and a member of the communications team will be in contact to discuss suitable dates where this is practical.  

Any subsequent changes  or postponement to publicity events  should be emailed to

Organisations should use the logos below to help promote the financial support of NCC:

Supported by NCC logo [jpg]

Funded by NCC logo [jpg]

Please remember to follow the brand guidelines outlined in the Funding Acknowledgement document below:

NCC LIS Funding Acknowledgement [pdf]

If you require larger or higher quality files, please contact our communications team:

Privacy Statement (Privacy Notice)

The Nottinghamshire County Council Privacy Statement  contains information about how the Council uses the information provided by applicants to the Local Improvement Scheme and how we protect your privacy.

LIS Assessment

The LIS is a member-led process.

Find out more about the assessment and decision making process.  

Questions about the LIS?


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