Finance and Grants



The councils financial year runs from 1 April to the 31 March every year. Each year the council sets a budget, which determines the council tax precept.
The council is also required to submit and publish an annual governance statement (AGAR) which:

  • Summarises the councils accounts for the financial year.
  • Includes a number of statements in relation to the accounts.
  • Includes the council’s internal auditors opinion regarding the accounts
  • Explains any significant changes to previous years
  • Includes, once work has been completed, the findings of the council’s external auditor in relation to the accounting statements.

These documents can be found, arranged by year, on this webpage.



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The council’s annual budget includes monies to award as grants for local organisations benefiting Sandown or its residents.

Grant Policy and Application Form

Details of any grant awards over £500 are included in the councils transparency data.