Ward budget scheme

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

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

Please see the Guide to supporting evidence 2024--25 (PDF, 89KB)

Please see the Ward Budget terms and conditions 2024-25 (PDF, 149KB)

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

Ward Budget Grant Application

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. A link to the project update form was included in your grant approval email, if you need a copy of the email please contact the Committee team