The Ward Budget scheme provides councillors with £500 per year to support projects that make a difference in the community.

It is intended to allow councillors to assist local projects financially, support local initiatives and  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.

Before making an application as either a community project or a ward member, please read the Ward Budget Guidance document. 

document Read the Ward Budget Guidance. (53 KB)

document Download the Ward Budget Application Form. (48 KB)

Please contact Zachary Moore via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of the application form.

The Ward Budget Scheme for 2023/24 will open on Monday, 24 July 2023.

What projects have benefitted?

In 2022/23 £13,000 has been allocated to more than 50 projects and organisations. Details of these payments will be added to this page soon.

document Read more about all Ward Budget payments made in 2022/23. (23 KB)

If you have a project which you think would be suitable for support from your local councillor, check which ward you are in - find your local councillor contact details.

Use the My Local Area tool

Please first consult the attached guidance document, as well as the council’s corporate priorities before contacting your councillor with an application, to avoid any delay or rejection of your application.