Cottingham Parish Council

The Parish Council has to prepare and approve a financial budget each year and must spend within that budget. The Council's income and expenditure is subject to both internal audit and external audit.


End of Year Accounts for 2015/2016

Internal Auditor Report for 2015/2016

End of Year Accounts for 2015/2016

Notice of Conclusion of Audit for 2015/2016

Annual Return for 2015/2016 - Section 1

Annual Return for 2015/2016 - Section 2

Annual Return for 2015/2016 - Section 3


GRANTS TO VOLUNTARY BODIES

Under Section 137 of the Local Government Act of 1972 the Parish Council can approve grants to organisations operating within the village on anything which, in the opinoin of the council, is in the interests of the village, or part of it, or is in the interests of all or some of its inhabitants. However there are strict criteria which apply to such grants:

  • That the applicant organisation should be based and operate within Cottingham.

  • That the activities of the applicant organisation should be of benefit to substantial numbers of people in Cottingham.

  • That the Council may, and in most cases should, ask for the production of accounts of the applicant organisation to ensure that the appliction was not simply to "top up" their accounts but was a request generated by a real need.

  • Parish Council Grants CANNOT be used to pay for the hire of premises nor utility bills or routine staffing cost and is to be spent ONLY on the project/event as specified on the application form.

  • Organisations/individuals may only make ONE grant application per financial year (April to March)

  • (April to March)

  • We are unable to consider applications from Educational Institutions.

Full details of the grant scheme and an application form can be obtained from the Parish Council Office.

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