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Can a parish council make a donation to a charity?

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Are parish councils allowed by law to make a financial donation to a national charity or even to another chairman of a councils charity, is this misuse of precept and if it isn't allowed, is it unlawful?
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Yes they can - usually referred to as section 137 donations. There is a financial ceiling and I think, in England, it is six pound odd per head of electorate.

Such donations can only be made following the passing of a motion on a properly agendaed item.
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