Ward Budget Scheme
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 2018/19 some £16,000 has been allocated to more than 60 projects and organisations. Grants include purchasing new handbooks and badges for a Rainbows and Brownies group, upgrading technology in a village hall, purchasing Christmas lights for a village green and to support the opening of a new community shop.
Details of all payments made from April 2018 - December 2018 under this scheme can be viewed here.