Ward councillor budget scheme

How ward councillors fund community projects.

Brighton & Hove councillors each have a community budget of £1,000 for 2019-20 to spend on ward priorities for improving the social, environmental and economic well-being of their constituency. 

The funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis up to a limit. The limit for each party group is based on their number of seats and individual councillors have a limit of up to £1,000. 

  • The grants are a one-off for each financial year and there should be no expectation of future funding by the recipient 
  • The funding must be used in line with financial regulations and contract standing orders of the city council 
  • The projects/activity funded must be in line with council policies
  • Awards must be paid into a project/organisation named bank account; and cannot be paid into a personal account 
  • The funding cannot be used for areas such as political activities, lobbying or campaigning or individual sponsorship

If you have an idea for a project you think would be eligible for funding for this scheme, please get in touch with your ward councillors.