Community Investment Programme (CIP)

Community Investment Programme

The Community Investment Programme (CIP) is our 15-year plan to invest money in schools, homes and community facilities.

The story of CIP

  • Our answer to government cuts The Community Investment Programme (CIP) is our answer to government spending cuts. We have ambitious plans to deliver new community assets such as affordable housing and schools, while we also need to maintain and refurbish buildings and land such as council estates, community centres, parks and roads.

    We’re investing £1billion into schools, homes and community facilities in Camden. We’re doing this by building homes for sale, as well as selling and redeveloping properties that are expensive to maintain or underused and difficult to access.
  • Our response to the Housing and Planning ActWe’re using innovative ways to offer more affordable housing options for residents. We've set up Camden Living, a wholly council controlled company, so we can retain more of the new homes we’re building through the CIP and offer affordable rents to residents.
  • £200m Capital funding loss We lost nearly £200 million of capital funding from the Building Schools for the Future programme.     

    The Government has cut capital grants. Our capital programme to 2025, including CIP is £1.4 billion, and only 6% of this will come from government grants and so we have had to come up with innovative ways of generating the funding.

Progress so far

  • Homes Building works are in progress at seven CIP sites, including Agar Grove estate, one of the biggest CIP housing regeneration schemes in Camden - delivering 493 new or replacement homes.

    Residents have moved into Bacton Low Rise, Everton Mews in the Netley development and the newly completed Maiden Lane - with some moving out of overcrowded accommodation into new modern homes with more space.

    We have built 865 homes, including 354 council homes and 65 Camden Living rented homes for Camden residents.

    CIP helps to fund the Council’s Better Homes programme which has helped pay for internal and external works to more than 22,500 homes. 

    We’ve refurbished Mount Pleasant and Holmes Road - state of the art facilities for single homeless people to help them to live independently and get into work.
  • Schools  We've invested £164 million in schools and children’s centres to date, including a new building for Netley Primary School.

    We've saved more than 890 tonnes of carbon dioxide in Camden schools through energy efficiency works. To produce that amount of CO2 a school bus would have to drive around the world 200 times.
  • Community and employment We've provided 4,516 m2 of community facilities, including the new St Pancras Community Centre and Greenwood Centre - Camden's first Centre for Independent Living.

    We have secured 193 apprenticeship opportunities and 141 work experience opportunities.  
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