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Member budgets

Each Member has a total of £5,000 per annum to be distributed to worthy local projects.

Member budgets were introduced to enhance the ability of councillors, as democratically elected representatives, to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of their local communities.

Member budgets award scheme

This Member's Budget Award Scheme was introduced to support small to medium community driven projects and enhance the ability of Members, to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of their local communities. Funding is provided to recipients as a discretionary award and is aimed at addressing priorities for action identified within the Local Delivery Plans (LDP). The budget for 2022/23 is £5,000 per member plus any carry forward amount from 2021/22.

Please read the full guidance notes before applying for funding as there are a number of conditions, before, during and after receiving the funding. You are bidding for funding which is public money and your bid will be considered in a fair, transparent way by both officers and Members.


  • 1 April May 2022: Member Budgets Scheme opens
  • 31 December 2022: Last day for applications to be received
  • 31 January 2023: Last day for applications to be processed and paid
  • 31 March 2023: Projects should be completed but can continue with Senior Communities and Engagement Manager permission.

Groups wishing to receive funding from Members Budget scheme may also want to look at funding via the Council's Spacehive crowdfunding scheme, Cheshire West Crowd. The aim of Spacehive is to make it as easy as possible for people with ideas to improve their local area by attracting support and funding from local people, local businesses and funders. Members can also contribute funding to Cheshire West Crowd. For more information ask your Locality Team.

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