How the Council is funded

The Council provides a wide range of services and relies on a number of funding sources in order to be able to do this.

Funding sources
Funding sourceDescription% of Council budgetAmount (£)

Welsh Government

Sometimes known as the "block grant". This is money given to the Council by Welsh Government every year for general use.

46.41%

£98.141m

Specific grants

Also from Welsh Government, but for the delivery of specific services such as schools, or transport

19.95%

£39.608m

Council Tax

A tax paid to the Council by every eligible household in Denbighshire

17.09%

£33.390m

Other income

The Council charges fees for some licences and services, as well as generating revenue from services like Leisure Centres or car parks.

15.90%

£31.567m

Reserves

'Reserves' is money that the Council has put to one side to cover its funding shortfalls in tougher economic times.

0.65%

£1.290m

Re-shaping the Council

The amount of money that the Council receives from Welsh Government grants has been lower than the rate of inflations each year for a while now, resulting in a real-term shortfall. Combined with the increasing costs of running services, the Council needs to look at ways to ensure that core services continue to be offered.