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 2017/18 some £19,000 has been allocated to more than 50 projects and organisations. Grants include purchasing new library books for Malvern CoE Primary School, sponsoring a rider at Malvern Hills Riding for the Disabled Group, helping replace old heaters for 7th Malvern Scout Group and supporting the running of Welland Cordery Club for the over 60s.
Details of all payments made from April 2017 - December 2017 under this scheme can be viewed here.
If you have a project which you think would be suitable for support from your local councillor, check which ward you are in here and find your local councillor here with their contact information. Applications for 2018/19 open on 1st April 2018 and close on 31 December 2018.