London Borough of Croydon

Ward Budgets

Ward budgets is a program that has been established to support local communities to address local issues & improve local areas. The Community Ward Budget is led by ward members (councillors) but with the involvement of local residents.

The first pilot Community Ward Budget programme was agreed by cabinet on June 2015. Each ward councillor were allocated a budget of £2,000 (£3,000 in Field way and New Addington) to spend locally.

This year 1st April 2016 -31st March 2017, each ward has been allocated £12,000. For wards with three councillors, each councillor has £4,000 and wards with two councillors, each councillor has an allocation of £6,000.


How to apply

To apply, you need to email or write to your local councillor with details of your proposal.  If you do not know who you local councillor is, you can use the "find your councillor" link on the right of this page.

What Community Budgets can Fund

Members are ensuring local priorities are being met. The money could be spent on community events and projects such as;

  • Refurbishing or cleaning up parts of a local area.
  • Big Lunches / Fun Days
  • Supporting local scouts /guide group for a specific activity
  • Purchase of new street signs or furniture

Ward boundaries are not a constraint if your idea cuts across more than one ward, we can consider pooling resources and working on joint projects

What Community Budgets cannot Fund

We cannot support projects that might be in conflict with statutory functions or in conflict with a Council decision or proposed course of action (e.g. to lobby against a planning application). Nor can it be used to support projects with an ongoing cost implication (e.g. planting scheme that requires future maintenance from the Council).


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