Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 empowers Town and Parish Council’s to spend some of its money, subject to limits, on purposes that it considers to be “in the interests of, and will bring direct benefit to, their area, or any part of it, or all or some of its inhabitants.” The maximum allowed to be spent in the 2017-18 financial year is calculated at £7.57 per elector. Grants under Section 137 are only available to Groups or Organisations (personal applications cannot be considered) and any grant requests should be supported by completing an authorised Application Form. The request must be from a Group or Organisation that supports or has a direct benefit to the residents of Edlington.
The Town Council adopted its Grants Policy on 12th September, 2017 and approved a Grant Application Form. Grants can be awarded to local community and voluntary groups ranging from £25 up to a maximum of £250.