Arts Council England, in partnership with The National Archives, has published guidance on Seeking and Securing Developer Contributions for Library and Archive Provision in England. This report explores how libraries and archives can engage with the local planning process and officials in order to secure funding through Section 106 legal agreements (S106) and/or the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), collectively known as developer contributions. It is aimed at Heads of Service and local authority leadership teams with responsibility for the strategic planning, development and delivery of library and archive services across England.
There is also a webinar on Friday 1 December, 10.30-12pm where the authors of the report will take you through how to use the guidance. Places on the webinar can be booked here.