The work of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group is presently funded by two grants: £10,000 from the Vale of White Horse DC plus a grant of £3980 from another source of public funding called 'Locality'. The Locality grant covers costs in the year to 31 March 2016; an application for further Locality funds for the current financial year (2016/17) and next (2017/18) is in hand.
Due to the likely need to carry out additional specialist work, potentially to produce a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), Housing Need Analysis (HNA) and a Local Views Impact Assessment (LVIA) an exercise to identify sources for this funding is currently underway.
Costs incurred by the group are mainly for consultancy support, but there is also expenditure on printing, publicity and community consultation. Income and expenditure is accounted for by the Responsible Financial Officer to the Uffington Parish Council.