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Financial Information 2023/24

The Town Council is open and transparent about the way it manages its finances. This page contains information on the way the Council protects its finances and what it has spent money on.  The Council’s finances are monitored on a day to day basis by the Responsible Financial Officer (Town Clerk). The Finance Committee also take an oversight role for the Council budgets at their quarterly meetings.

Precept –  The Town Council receives the majority of its income through the precept; an annual sum of money collected with the Council Tax by Northumberland County Council. The precept, set by the Town Council in January, for 2023/24 is £254,200  which amounts to an estimated £115.59/year to Band A properties.

How the precept was calculated 2023/24

Click the link to view the full budget for 2023/24

Budget 2023-24

Financial Reports –  The Income and Expenditure Reports show the income and expenditure accounts for the Council.  The Council routinely and voluntarily publishes an updated list of all Council payments  for the financial year. These reports will be made available after they have been reported to the Finance Committee.

Payments and receipt mths 1-3 (2023-24)

Payment and receipts mths 4-6 (2023-24)

Payments and receipts mths 7-9 (2023-24)

Grants and Awards

Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972 allows local authorities, including Parish and Town Councils, to award grants which will bring direct benefit to their area.

The Town Council is able to provide a grant or gift to an organisation for a specific purpose that will benefit the town, or residents of the town, and which is not directly controlled or administered by the town council.

The law requires grants to be “in the interests of or will directly benefit the area or its inhabitants, or of part of it, or some of it” and “the direct benefit should be commensurate with expenditure”.

You can download the grant application forms for funding from our Policies & Documents page.

Please find below the link to a list of Grants and Awards provided by the council to local organisations for the period 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024

Newbiggin RNLI – Event £300.00

Newbiggin Jayess Brass Band – Help towards finals £300.00

Newbiggin WI Donation to boiler replacement £500.00

Newbiggin Community Garden – Donation to equipment £599.83

Newbiggin Partnership – Music Tuition £600.00

Newbiggin Traders Association – Events £2400 (grant turned down by Traders Association)

Wansbeck Xmas Campaign – £500.00

Newbiggin Salvation Army Christmas Present Appeal £500.00

Wansbeck Valley Foodbank  – Donation £2000.00

Newbiggin Maritime Centre – Warm Space £100.00

Newbiggin Bank House Club – Warm Space £100.00

Newbiggin Art Centre – Warm Space £100.00

St. Bartholomew’s Church Centre – Warm Space £100.00

Newbiggin Salvation Army – Warm Space £100.00

Northern Learning Trust – Warm Space £100.00

Spital Estate Community Association – Warm Space £100.00

Newbiggin Arts Centre – Donation to Framing Machine £900.00

Newbiggin Army Cadets – Tablets for Duke of Edinburgh £297.50

Royal British Legion  – Poppy Appeal £200.00

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