Ward budget scheme

Each of your 30 Councillors have a 'ward budget' of up to £3,000 to help community projects

The Member Ward Grants scheme is currently closed and will be re-opening on Monday 20 May 2024

Who can apply

Community groups in the district or with a connection to the area can apply for the ward budget. These include:

  • Town and parish councils with a community tax of less than £21,000 a year
  • Community interest companies
  • Charitable incorporated organisations
  • Registered charities
  • Schools
  • Community and voluntary groups with a governing document
  • Other organisations working for the benefit of the local community

Find out who your ward member is

Before you start

  • You will need evidence, such as quotes, for the project costs the grant will pay for
  • Have bank account details to hand (the bank account must be in the name of the group or organisation applying)
  • Read the Terms and Conditions as you will need to agree to these before you can submit you application

Guide to supporting evidence 2023-24 (PDF, 89KB)

Ward Budget terms and conditions 2023-24 (PDF, 56KB)

Apply for a Ward Budget Grant

  • Complete the online application form
  • Ensure that you attach the supporting evidence for each of the items you will spend the grant on

What happens next

  • Your Ward Member will review your application
  • The Ward Member will complete Part B to authorise the grant 
  • They will send you an email to let you know how much they will give to your project


  • Once you complete the project (or at least every six months) please complete the Project Update Form and return it to your Ward Member

Ward Budget Project Update form (PDF, 45KB)