The scheme provides councillors with £500 per year. It is intended to allow councillors to assist local projects financially, support local initiatives and needs or opportunities which would also allow councillors to become more involved in their communities.
Councillors are entitled to use their allocation, in whole or in part, to contribute towards a local project which is receiving finance from other sources.
In 2019/20 some £18,000 has been allocated to more than 80 projects and organisations. Grants include purchasing new equipment for Rainbows and Brownies groups, supporting a local flood action group, purchasing Christmas lights for a village green and supporting local social groups.
You can access pdf details (3.36 MB) of all payments made from July 2019 – Feb 2020 under this scheme.