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Locality Budgets

Information about Locality Budgets

For 2016 - 2017 Colchester councillors have been given a locality budget of £102,000, divided equally between all 51 councillors.

The intention is that ward councillors can use the £2,000 allocated to them to initiate new projects or to provide additional funding to match already committed resources. The budgets can be used for projects within a councillor's ward or for projects outside of the ward where people from within a councillor's ward can participate.

There is also the option for a number of councillors to pool their individual allocation, up to a maximum of £12,000 to deliver larger scale projects.

For more information about how the Locality Budgets can be spent please refer to the guide to Locality Budgets or to the Community Enabling Strategy Cabinet Report dated 03 June 2015.

If you would like to apply for funding from a Locality Budget please contact your Ward Councillor.

If you are a resident and wish for support from your local Councillors for a project or scheme or for an improvement in your area, please find contact details for your local Councillors here

A summary of expenditure from the Locality Budget will be published on this page throughout the year. This will include current details of proposals, commitments and actual expenditure by each Councillor along with the amount of money still available to be spent / committed.

For any further information on the scheme please contact Siobhán McLeod on 01206 506956 or email