Decision details


Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Sports, Culture and Community

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes





That the proposed overall level of expenditure by the London Councils Grants Committee be endorsed and the City Council’s contribution of £0.185m for 2019-20 be agreed.



The London Councils London Boroughs Grants Scheme is the London-wide body created to make grant-aid available to voluntary organisations operating across more than one borough. Each year the London Councils Grants Committee proposes an overall level of expenditure for the Scheme which is recommended to the London Boroughs and the Cities of London and Westminster for agreement.

Constituent councils are required to contribute to any London Boroughs Grants schemes expenditure, which has been incurred with the approval of at least two-thirds of the constituent councils.  Contributions are, under Regulations 6(8) of the Levying Bodies (General) Regulations 1992, to be proportional to constituent council’s populations.  For 2019-20, the apportionment is based on the ONS mid-year estimates for June 2017 in accordance with Section 48 (4) of the Local Government Act 1985, which states that “the population of any areas shall be taken to be the number estimated by the Registrar General and certified by him to the Secretary of State by reference of such a date as the secretary of State may from time to time determine” This year London Council’s has set a deadline of 18th January 2019 (with an absolute deadline of 25th January 2019).  If at least two-thirds of the constituent Councils pass the resolution in their own Councils to ratify and give effect to that overall level of expenditure, the overall level of expenditure and contributions become binding on all the constituent Councils.

If constituent Councils are unable to reach agreement by the two-thirds majority required before 25th January 2019, the constituent Councils will be deemed, subject to any order made under section 48(5) of the Local Government Act 1985, all to have given their approval to total expenditure of an amount equal to that which was approved in 2018-19, i.e. £6.668m. 


Publication Date:

16 January 2019

Implementation Date:

23 January 2019 at 5pm





Publication date: 16/01/2019

Date of decision: 16/01/2019

Effective from: 17/01/2019

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