In 2004 we introduced a scheme, known as ward budgets, which enables all district councillors to contribute money to support organisations and projects that benefit the communities within their local area.
The scheme has been very successful, with hundreds of different initiatives, from skate parks to village days, receiving support from local councillors.
The total ward budget for 2017 to 2018 is £90,000.
Councillor annual budget allocations
Each councillor is entitled to an annual allowance which varies depending on the number of residents living within their ward. This year's budgets range from £1272 to £1789. The budget does not have to be spent in one go and can be split between a number of different recipients.
The following spreadsheets give an indication of the projects and organisations that have received funding over recent years. The current year's spreadsheet will be updated on a quarterly basis.
Any money that remains unspent at the end of the financial year can be reallocated by the council leader.