I thought it might be useful to write a quick post about our ward budget.
This is the pot of money councillors have to spend on local projects in their area – about £46,000 per ward per year. The money is meant to allow us to support issues and priorities that matter to residents. Different wards have different priorities, as you’d expect.
We generally rely on community groups and others making applications to us for support for a particular project – the problem is we don’t do a good enough job of publicising that we have this money in the first place. This post is partly trying to address that problem, but also letting people know the sort of things we’ve helped fund in the past 12 months. I’ve listed some of these below:
Avenues Youth Project
The Library Film Project
Planting Bulbs on the Lydford Estate
All Sing! Harrow Road Community Choir
Black History Month
Harrow Road Christmas Lights
Paddington’s Got Talent
Elderly Day Out
Queen’s Park Film Festival 2015
The ward budget is for the benefit of our community and it would be great to see more applications submitted.
You can find out more about how to apply for ward funding here: https://www.westminster.gov.uk/ward-budgets
If you want to have a chat about the process drop me a line at the contact details here on the blog.