Funding and Accounts
How we are funded
Our budget for 2013/14 is £4.8m. We are not funded via Council Tax but receive £4.0m in National Park Grant from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The balance of our budget is from income, grants and fees and charges
We also administer the Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund. A fund of £115,000 has been made available from our core budget to encourage innovative, sustainable, development projects that focus on environmental, economic, social or cultural aspects of life on Dartmoor.
How we spend our funding
We undertake management of the natural and cultural environment of Dartmoor; we are the planning authority for the National Park; we promote and fund sustainable development in and around the National Park.
Effective partnership working is central to our mission – we alone can not deliver National Park objectives; we need to continually work with a wide range of stakeholders who can help support and deliver National Park objectives.
Projected Expenditure 2013/14
Conservation of the Natural Environment - 9%
Conservation of the Cultural Heritage - 6%
Recreation Management - 10% (including Traffic & Transport)
Promoting Understanding - 19%
Rangers, Estates & Volunteers - 18%
Development Management - 15%
Forward Planning - 6%
Corporate & Democratic Core - 7%
Dartmoor Sustainable Development Fund - 3%
Special projects Fund - 3%
Capital Expenditure - 4%
Statement of accounts
In June 2010 the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government wrote to local authorities in England, committing us to publishing items of spending over £500 by January 2011. With effect from 1 July 2014, this lower limit has been withdrawn, and we will be publishing details of all items of expenditure.
The data we've published under 'Local Spending Data' excludes:
* payments to individuals paid through payroll
* payments to HM Revenue and Customs relating to VAT and payroll
* pension related payments
We have included invoice and grant payments to individuals, but have replaced personal data with the words 'Redacted Personal Data'.
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