Ward Member Better Places Locality budgets aim to allow every borough Councillor to respond to local needs by recommending the allocation of small amounts of money to support projects or activities that benefit the communities they represent at grass roots level.
Supporting grass roots, community based initiatives in this way ensures that funding is provided where it is needed most. By working together, in true partnership, the Council and our local communities can ensure that small scale projects, which make a real and genuine difference to where we live, can move forwards, and improve our local environment to the benefit of everyone.
Examples of projects or activities that can be funded, in full or part, could include tree planting, installation of a new bench or noticeboard, improvements to open spaces, provision of new play equipment, improved signage, new flower beds or planting, introduction of a local recycling initiative, support for community arts and cultural projects, etc.
Each Councillor has £2,300 available to support projects which support the Better Places aspiration as set out in the Council’s Corporate Plan ‘Better Borough, Brighter Futures’. These aspirations are:
- A clean, green and attractive environment to be proud of
- Vibrant town centres
- A vibrant culture and heritage offer
- Cost of living crisis
Funding can only be made on the recommendation of a Councillor, organisations cannot apply directly for funding, find and contact your Councillor.
Approved funding allocations
To be transparent, we publish details of all approved funding allocations on a monthly basis.