Grants to individual Guides could ‘open up floodgates’

The increasing number of “enterprising” Guides asking Congleton Town Council for money could lead to an “embarrassing situation”, councillors have said.
As of Thursday night, six Guides had been awarded £150 each from the council’s annual budget of £15,000.
Some councillors are worried that giving money to individuals could “open the floodgates”, leading to a greater number of grant applications, despite the council having spent only a third of its budget halfway through the current financial year.

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