Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek agreement for changes to the criteria for Community Funding and the administration of the grants awarded by the Council.
A review of Community Funding has been undertaken to ensure that the grant continues to meet the needs of local residents, community groups and the Council.
Recommendations have been put forward for changes to the criteria for Community Funding and the administration of the grants awarded by the Council.
The Executive is now being asked to consider the recommendations and to determine the required actions to conclude the review.
RESOLVED that the Executive considered the following changes to the Community Funding:
(a) increase the time, from one year to two that successful applicants have to wait before being able to submit another Community Fund bid;
(b) allow applicants setting up a new project, or running an existing project, to apply for a one off grant payment covering revenue costs, for a specified period of time agree with the Council;
(c) amend the Community Fund Use Agreement to make it more robust; and
(d) audit 10% of all applicants who receive funding of less than £10,000 and every applicant who receives £10,000 or more.
Report author: Roy Brown
Publication date: 10/02/2016
Date of decision: 08/02/2016
Decided at meeting: 08/02/2016 - Executive
Effective from: 20/02/2016