Leicestershire & Rutland
Association of Local Councils

Supporting Local Councils in Leicestershire & Rutland

Jubilee Hall

Chief Executive: Jake Atkinson
Jubilee Hall, Stadon Road
Anstey, Leicester LE7 7AY

Tel: 0116 235 3800

Tags: Funding

The Pub is the Hub - New Rural Funding

The Government has announced a new funding stream to support the diversity of and therefore retention of rural pubs. Rural pubs across England could be expanded to include Post Office facilities, grocery shops and libraries thanks to £188,000 of government funding. The Pub is the hub will be administering the funding scheme with grants of up to £3000 being available.

For further information... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Apr 2019 08:52 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Localism, Funding, Grants

NALC Response to 2019-20 Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation

NALC's response to the 2019-20 Local Government Finance Settlement Technical Consultation can be seen below. This covers the ongoing moratorium on "capping" for local councils, and reform of localisation of business rates to provide a share for local councils.

Posted: Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:23 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Financial, consultation, Funding, Precept

Leicestershire and Rutland Association of Local Councils secures £2,900 to design and deliver a series of webinars to Harborough parishes

LRALC is very pleased to be able to announce that our bid for funding from Harborough District Council has been succesful. We can now deliver webased learning materials/webinars on specific topics in manageable bite sized chuncks.

HDC have said "A diverse range of community projects have received a welcome financial boost thanks to the district council.

Harborough District Council agreed, on 22 January... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 25 Jan 2019 03:50 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Funding, training

NEW COURSE - Local Council Planning for the Medium Term

This course is designed for parish and town councillors and clerks from councils that are interested in maximising the opportunities presented by the 3 year moratorium on "capping".

Many councils are not considering the opportunity for medium term planning provided by the government's announcement that it does not intend to apply the referendum principles (known colloquially as "capping") to parish... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 11:37 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Financial, Finance & Audit, Funding

NALC funding and grants bulletin

The latest NALC funding and grants bulletin for member councils can be found below.

Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 20:46 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, Funding, grants

Press Release for ALL Member Councils: External Audit Appointments


SAAA Ltd is pleased to announce that it has successfully concluded the procurement process and has awarded contracts for the supply of limited assurance audit reviews for smaller authorities. Three audit firms have been appointed as suppliers for the five-year period commencing 1 April 2017: PKF Littlejohn, Mazars and Moore Stephens. Contracts have been signed... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:40 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, LRALC, Finance & Audit, audit, Funding

Government Consultation on Possible "Capping" of Local Councils

The Government is consulting on proposals to extend referendum principles (the requirement to hold a referendum if the proposed council tax increase exceeds a set threshold, colloquially known as "capping") to parish and town councils for the first time. Those of you involved in the sector for more than a year will know that there have been consultations on this issue in previous years, last year the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:35 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Nalc, LRALC, consultation, dclg, Funding, Council Tax Localisation

BBC Panorama - "Living With Cuts"

BBC Panorama - "Living With Cuts"

All those involved with parish and town councils should find tonight's Panorama of interest, dealing as it does with principal authority and police funding reductions, and the subsequent devolution of services to communities, including to parish councils.

The show can be viewed here for 365 days: http://bbc.in/2btYdiL

Posted: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 20:09 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Localism, libraries, Funding, LCC

New BIG Lottery Grant Fund for One-Off Community Events

Today the BIG Lottery Fund have launched a new programme offering grants of between £300 and £10,000 for groups to hold one off events or activities which celebrate their local communities.

There is a new application process which links from their website. The initial online part enables you to download the short application form which when completed you must send back along with a recent... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:31 by admin

Tags: Funding, Grants, Lottery

Leicestershire County Council's £30,000 One-Off SHIRE Community Grants

Leicestershire County Council has launched a one-off SHIRE Community Grants programme, where they will be making 6 individual one-off grants of (up to) £30,000 each, for 6 different projects, to be delivered over a 12 month period during the 2016-17 financial year (i.e. April 2016 onwards).

The objectives of the one-off grants are based closely on the strategic priorities of LCC's existing SHIRE... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 13:35 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Grant, Lcc, Funding, Project, Community