Grants

Buckingham Town Council supports a number of organisations in the town with grants to aid them in providing facilities and services for the people of the town. sidebar1
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St Peter and St Paul Church – one of many local landmarks and organisations benefiting from Council grants

In addition to this the council gives long term grants to Buckingham Community Centre, The Old Gaol, The Film Place, The Tourist Information Centre, Buckingham Winslow & District Citizens Advice and Buckingham Youth Clubs Ltd. As well as grants the council also aids charities and other community organisations in a number of ways including advertising events, providing a venue for meetings and by campaigning for issues and changes with other authorities.

Applications are invited for grant assistance for the financial year 2018/19 for projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham. Application forms can be downloaded here along with the grant policy.

A completed application form, accompanied by a copy of your latest audited accounts should be sent to:

Email: admin@buckingham-tc.gov.uk
Post: Buckingham Town Council Office, The Buckingham Centre,  Verney Close, Buckingham, MK18 1JP.

The deadline for applications is Noon on Friday 17th November 2017.

Grant applicants will be notified of the council’s decision in February and grant cheques will be paid in May. No application will be considered without the necessary paperwork.

Successful applicants may be required to make a report at the Annual Town Meeting.

Grants awarded for 2017/18

This year the Town Council gave grants totalling £11,900 to projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham.

Buckingham AED Project £ 1000
Buckingham Canal Society £ 500
Buckingham Churches  Childrens’ Holiday Club £ 300
Buckingham Lawn Tennis Club £ 900
Buckingham Literary Festival £ 600
Buckingham Summer Festival £ 1,200
Buckingham Town Cricket Club £ 1,000
Chandos Park Bowls Club £ 500
Connection Floating Support (Oxford) Ltd £ 500
Friends of the Old Gaol Museum £ 500
George Grenville Academy £ 1,000
North Bucks Carers £ 1,000
Open House (Community Care North Bucks) £ 400
Project Street Life £ 1,000
Revitalise £ 500
The Swan Community Hub (Job Club) £ 1,000
TOTAL:   £ 11,900

 

To see past years awarded grants please see our Finance and Budgets section.

Grants given by other local organisations

These are not controlled by the Town Council but are provided here for information.

Buckingham and Gawcott Charitable Trust (monetary)

Please download their BGCT criteria on how and where to apply

Buckingham Almshouse and Welfare Charity (accommodation)
Owns 12 almshouses which are located at Church Street and Christ’s Hospital, Market Hill (between the old post office and Verney Close), Buckingham. Applicants must reside for the previous two years in the Parish of Buckingham (which includes Buckingham, Gawcott, Lenborough and Bourton). There is also a Relief in Need Charity for the Parish of Buckingham.

Application forms can be obtained from:
Miss K. Phillips, 78 London Road, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11 1JH.
Tel: 01908 563350
Email: info@buckinghamgeneralcharities.org.uk
Website: www.buckinghamgeneralcharities.org.uk

Finance & Budgets

Welcome to the Council Finance and Budgets page. This page contains information about the Town Council’s finances, including Budgets, Annual Returns and Accounts.
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Buckingham Town Council is predominantly funded by a precept that is collected from the town’s council taxpayers, via the District Council. The Town Council receives some minimal income from the town markets and cemetery, as well as some sponsorship activities, such as floral baskets and roundabouts. The Town Council receives no funding from business rates, and no funding from central government direct. The Council does apply for grants for specific projects when appropriate. Below you will find various documents relating to the Town Council’s finances.

Budgets

In order for the Town Council to operate during the coming financial year, the Council must set a Budget for the costs it expects to incur.

Budget

Annual Returns

The Annual Return is the statement of Accounts at the end of the Town Council’s financial year. This is a legal document that is submitted to and signed off by the Town Council’s External Auditor.

Annual Return 2015/16

Annual Return 2016/17

Annual Reports

Each year the Town Council must hold an Annual Electors Meeting. This is a chance for members of the public to find out what the Town Council has been doing over the previous year and its intentions for the following year. The Annual Report is a summary of the work completed by the Council.

Grants

Each year the Town Council supports a number of local organisations with grants to aid them in providing facilities and services for the people of the town. This year the Town Council gave grants totalling £11,900 to projects and activities beneficial to the people of Buckingham.

For grants awarded during the past year, click here.

For Information on how to apply for a grant, please see our Grants page.

Finance Documents

Notice of Accounts 15/16 Notice of Accounts 16/17 Contracts List
Financial Regulations Financial Risk Assessment Members Allowances
Pay Multiple Risk Management Policy Councillor Allowances
Asset Register  Annual Investment Strategy   Notice of Public Rights

Expenditure over £500

May 16 expenditure over £500 June 16 expenditure over £500 July 16 expenditure over £500
August 16 expenditure over £500 September 16 expenditure over £500 October 16 expenditure over £500
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September 17 expenditure over £500

COMMUNITY MATTERS

The Town Council is always keen to work closely with the local community to help make Buckingham the best possible place to live, work and play.button1
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The Buckingham Neighbourhood Development Plan is led by Buckingham Town Council to guide and influence the future of Buckingham. The Town Council have also created a Strategic Plan, which highlights what it wishes to achieve in the future, and an Action Plan, which outlines the work that the Town Council want to progress during the coming year.

Just Moved Here?

If you’ve just moved to Buckingham here’s a list of numbers and links that you may find useful, including information on school admissions, household waste collections and registering to vote. To download this list, click here.

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The town’s Christmas Parade is one of many important community events held in Buckingham.