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

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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

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL COUNCILS

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

LRALC and NALC thanked for securing £24,000 funding for new Parish Council

LRALC and NALC thanked for securing £24,000 funding for new Parish Council

Monies from the Leicestershire and Rutland Association and NALC have helped to revamp a playground and much more in the Harborough parish of Shearsby.

LRALC nominated the newly created Parish Council in Shearsby for one of only two national government grants designed to ensure such fledgling councils were sustainable following their creation. NALC supported LRALC's recommendation and £24,000 was... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2015 12:33 by admin

Tags: LRALC, Nalc, Funding

Transparency Code - Details of £4.7 Million Fund Announced

The Government has announced details of the multi-million pound package of funding from Government to help smaller parish councils meet new audit and transparency rules. This fund was announced in the LRALC Newsletter (No.2).

As one of several important decisions this week affecting town and parish councils, the Government has confirmed a £4.7m Transparency Fund to support small parish councils... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 13:03 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC, Funding, Nalc, websites

The Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

The Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund offers individual grants to disabled people who are planning to stand for election.

The grants help meet the additional support needs that a disabled person has that are associated with their disability and their participation in a range of activity which is essential to participating in the selection and election processes.

Without this support,... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:24 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Electors, councillor, Funding, candidates

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