Audit and accountability
The grant process and its financial trail is transparent for audit purposes and democratic accountability.
The information gathered as part of the grant process is used to promote value for money and fairness in decision making.
In some cases, the councillors on the decision panel will wish to offer grant assistance to a parish council of which they are a member. In this instance, to avoid any possible appearance of impropriety the councillor must inform a grants officer who will record this.
Any unallocated funds will be rolled-over to the following financial year (Note: The final year for the roll-over of unallocated funds to the next financial year will be 2021/22. Any underspend from the financial year 2022/23 will not be rolled over).