Each Cheshire West and Chester Borough Councillor has an annual budget of £10,000 they can put towards community projects which benefit the ward. This allows Councillors to make decisions and priorities on projects in their ward and for their communities.
Details of the scheme and what has been spent can be found at Cheshire West & Council: http://www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/your%20council/councillors%20and%20committees/councillors%20allowances/member%20budgets.aspx
When in opposition the Labour Group on CWC tried to cut the member budget scheme in half, at 2 separate occasions but in their 2015 manifesto they promised to “keep member budgets” however for the 2016 budget they again proposing to cut member budgets in half.
Labour run CWC is also proposing to remove the 20% New Homes Bonus which goes to Town and Parish Councils to benefit local communities who have new homes built in their area.
Where possible we prefer to help part-fund projects alongside communities or groups themselves and other funding bodies. Other potential sources of funding can be found as follows:
BIG Lottery Fund: Funding Finder
Cheshire Community Action: Grants & Funding Page
Cheshire Community Development Trust: Funding page
Cheshire Community Foundation: Grants page
Cheshire West & Chester Council: Funding and Grants
Heritage Lottery Fund: Heritage Fund Applications
National Churches Trust: Grants Programme
Historic Cheshire Churches Preservation Trust: Grant Applications
Rural Services Network: Funding Opportunties Bulletin
Sport England: Funding Page
Weaver Vale Housing Trust: Community Assistance Fund
WREN (Arpley & Gowy landfill): FCC community action fund