Can a parish council unilaterally agree to transfer funds to a registered charity?

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My Parish Council recently transferred money from parish precept funds to charity 219279. Are they entitled to do this?
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Yes, the Parish Council, can donate to the Royal British Legion.

Parishes have a power to support charities and charitable activities.
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For the majority of local councils, these powers are defined in Section 137 of the Local Government Act 1972.
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What do you mean by "Unilaterally"   That implies either without the involvement  of another organisation - or a decision taken by an individual (e.g The chair) , which is certainly not the case.
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