Subsidies, Grants and Awards
Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 allows local authorities, including Parish and Town Councils, to award grants which will bring direct benefit to their area.
The Town Council is able to provide a grant or gift to an organisation for a specific purpose that will benefit the town, or residents of the town, and which is not directly controlled or administered by the town council.
The law requires grants to be “in the interests of or will directly benefit the area or its inhabitants, or of part of it, or some of it” and “the direct benefit should be commensurate with expenditure”.
Please find below the link to a list of Subsides, Grants and Awards provided by the council to local organisations for the period 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018.
Authorised Payments over £500
Please find below the link to a list of all payments over £500 authorised by the Finance and General Purposes committee in April, May and June 2017.