Guidelines for payments made under Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.
Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 allows the Parish Council to spend a limited amount on activities for which it has no specific power, but which the authority considers 'will bring direct benefit to the area, or any part of it or all of some of its inhabitants'. The Local Government and Housing Act 1989 added the requirement that the benefit obtained should be commensurate with the expenditure incurred.
The Parish Council consider the award of grant at its May meeting each year. The parameters which Damerham Parish Council will consider in making such payments are:
The necessary form to apply for a grant can be downloaded below. Only applications on this form will be considered
2023 Grant closing date is the 12th of May 2023, and the Annual Parish Council meeting is on Monday 15th May 2023.
See the latest edition of the Parish Pump for forthcoming events (link above)