Finance for Community Councils

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Dear Argyll and Bute Council,

Please treat this email as a Freedom of Information Request.

1, Please send details of the last administrative grant made to each of the established community councils operating within your authority. Where the grant is based on a parameter, such as population, population density, or area please also include these details.

2. Please confirm the total value of administrative grant funding provided to community councils in the local authority area in each of the last three financial years for which finalised records are available.

I would appreciate the data in machine readable format, e.g. Excel or CSV, rather than a PDF version.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Ally Tibbitt

foi, Argyll and Bute Council

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Dear Ally Tibbitt

Request for information: Finance for Community Councils

Thank you for your information request which we have logged as reference

It has been passed to the relevant service(s) for attention and you should
receive a response under either the Freedom of Information (Scot) Act 2002
or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 by 2022-05-19
00:00:00. We hope to respond within this timescale but, due to the
staffing/capacity issues with COVID-19, some requests may take little

Please quote the reference number above in any correspondence you may have
with the Council in regard to this request.


FOI Officer

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Dear Ally  Tibbitt


Request for information: Finance for Community Councils

Reference: argyllbuteir:14062.


I refer to your request for information which was dealt with in terms of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA).


Grant funds are calculated on the basis of:


Number in Electorate     Grant Payable (£)

Up to 600                          400

-601 - 1000                       400

1001 – 5000                     500

5001 +                               700


There is also a 10p per elector discretionary grant payment which
community councils can claim. 


If you are dissatisfied with the way in which your request for information
has been dealt with you are entitled to request a review by writing to the
Executive Director Customer Services, Argyll and Bute Council, Kilmory,
Lochgilphead, Argyll PA31 8RT, or by email to [Argyll and Bute Council request email].


Your request for review must state your name and address for
correspondence, specify the request for information to which your request
for review relates and why you are dissatisfied with the response.


You must make your request for review not later than 40 working days after
the expiry of the 20 working day period for response to your initial
request by the Council, or not later than 40 working days after the
receipt by you of the information provided, any fees notice issued or any
notification of refusal or partial refusal.


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application to the Scottish Information Commissioner, Kinburn Castle,
Doubledykes Road, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9DS (Tel: 01334 464610) for a
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later than 6 months after the date of receipt by you of the notice or
decision you are dissatisfied with or within 6 months of the expiry of the
period of 20 working days from receipt by the Council of your request for


Yours sincerely


David Sinclair

Compliance and Regulatory Assistant

Legal and Regulatory Services

01546 604352




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