West Norfolk community groups and organisations can apply for grants of between £2,000 and more than £50,000 from Monday for infrastructure projects.

The bidding process is open to community groups, infrastructure providers/partners, councillors, town and parish councils and other organisations for projects to benefit West Norfolk residents and businesses.

The money, from Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), supports communities and is collected from developers when they build new homes in the borough.

West Norfolk Council cabinet member for development Richard Blunt said: “These grants are on top of the CIL that already goes to parish and town councils. Parishes can apply for this funding in addition to their parish payment. This is an exciting opportunity that should help us bring to fruition the schemes that our communities want.”

Grants can be used for projects involving education, transport, the environment, health, economic development, community facilities, community transport, open space and leisure.

Applications close on Friday, April 30 and councillors will consider the proposals in the summer. Apply at west-norfolk.gov.uk/CIL