The Local Improvement Scheme

The Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) 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. 

Through the LIS 2018 - 21 we expect to:

  • contribute to over 400 revenue and capital projects, for the benefit of the community
  • provide financial support to around 250 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

The capital 2020/1 funding round is now closed 

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

LIS Assessment

The LIS is a member-led process.

Find out more about the assessment and decision making process.  

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.

Organisations should use the logos below to help promote the financial support of NCC. If you require larger or higher quality files, please contact our communications team:

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

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NCC LIS Funding Acknowledgement [pdf]

Privacy Notice

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

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. 

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