To receive a report on the TAP Fund for 2018-2019 from the Group Manager for Growth, Economy and Delivery.
The Group had before it and NOTED a *report from Group Manager for Growth, Economy and Delivery on the TAP Fund for 2017-2018.
He outlined the contents of the report and highlighted the summary of TAP fund allocations and explained the Communities Together Fund. He explained that the TAP fund was a joint fund between DCC and MDDC and that the applications were approved by a panel of DCC & MDDC councillors. Last year it had 60 applications, of these 80% were successfully funded.
He further explained that last year there were discussions on how the Council supported smaller parishes.
The Officer explained the move to the Communities Together Fund which underlined the original thinking, i.e. communities working together. The County Council wanted to ensure that projects were innovative and new projects were funded in order to stop repeat funding and maintenance projects. He said that it was important to work with Town and Parish Councils but also confirmed that communities and community groups could apply for funding. He explained that the Communities Together Fund deadline was September for applications and he asked Members to encourage groups in their parishes to apply.
The Cabinet Member for Community Well Being explained that details of the Communities Together Fund were on the DCC website.
It was AGREED that the link to the DCC website would be sent to Members of the Group and that a list of local TAP awards would be sent to Town & Parish Councils in a future edition of the Town & Parish Newsletter.
Note: * Report previously circulated and a copy attached to the minutes.