Members Initiative Fund (MIF)
The Members Initiative Fund is an allocation of funds that is made to all elected Members to support local new and additional community and voluntary projects in their area. Details here of funds spent in the ward so far in the financial year 2013-2014
This information is on behalf of Councillors Lucy Hovvels, Morris Nicholls and Peter Brookes – it is the money they have available which they have spent in the ward so far in the financial year 2013-2014. Members Initiative Fund (MIF) The Members Initiative Fund is an allocation of funds that:
- is made to all elected Members to support local new and additional community and voluntary projects in their area
- can support activities and projects that improve social, economic and environmental well-being and improve the quality of life in an area
- is designed to tackle local needs and priorities that may not be captured in the Area Action Partnership local plan
- alllows Members to react quickly to local concerns or neighbourhood priorities that emerge during the year
- supports Members in their community leadership role
- can help to build the capacity of local groups
- can be used for revenue and capital projects
is intended to be a light touch, fast track funding scheme
Each Member receives £2,000 per year.
The maximum amount that can be allocated by an individual Member to a project is £2,000
The minimum amount that can be allocated by an individual Member to a project is £50
A MIF grant can be used to fund all or part of a project.
The Neighbourhood Budget (NB) is an annual allocation of £25,000 which is made to Durham County Council councillors to support the improvement of social, economic and environmental well-being activities in their area. It aims to support the funding of proposals which are identified as priorities within the AAP Action Plan and other neighbourhood priorities for the local area.
Councillor Lucy Hovvels
Councillor Morris Nicholls
Councillor Peter Brookes
Neighbourhood Budget 13 – 14 – view as PDF> Neighbourhood Budget 13-14