Swillington Village Council operates under an annual budget which is agreed at a Full Council meeting around Nov-Jan, for the following financial year (1st April to 31st March). 

The Precept is the annual amount of tax charged on each residential property in the area to fund the activities and services provided by the Village Council. It is collected on behalf of the council by Leeds City Council as part of the Council Tax. 

At its meeting in January 2023, the Council agreed a precept of £31,110 for the financial year 2023-24.

The Budget based on this income can be found below. 


Current Financial Year (2023-24)

April 2023

Previous Financial Years

April 2022
April 2021
April 2020 



Swillington Village Council undertakes an internal audit (an auditor appointed by the Council who is independent of the Council) of its finances and procedures annually. Furthermore, the Audit Commission Act 1998 requires the Council's yearly accounts to be audited by an external auditor appointed by the Audit Commission.  

The external audit is called the Annual Governance and Accountability Return, and the last five years' reports can be found below:



Swillington Village Council can receive grants from various organisations in order to aid its funding for various projects. 

The Council also sets a budget each financial year for the giving of grants and donations to organisations within Swillington which apply through its Grant Scheme (application form found here). 

A record of the grants received and given for the current and previous financial year can be seen below: