To receive a report from the Group Manager for Growth, Economy and Delivery on the Strategic Grants and Service Level Agreement Programme 2020-2023 and to make a RECOMMENDATION to Cabinet on the level of funding
The Group had before it and NOTED a *report from the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration presented by the Growth and Regeneration Officer outlining the process for agreeing the level of grant funding for the Strategic Grants and Service Level Agreement Programme for 2020-2023.
He explained that the report set out the process for the 5 recipients of strategic grants and that a Working Group would be required to agree the suggested level of funding and the process to be used. He informed the Group that the timescales were quite tight and that the Working Group’s recommendations would need to be presented to the PDG at the next meeting on 10th December in order to assist with the budget setting process.
The Group AGREED to set up a Working Group to review the level of funding to individual strategic grant recipients in light of the reduced level of council funding. The members of the Working Group were agreed as:
· Cllr W Burke
· Cllr B Holdman
· Cllr Mrs M E Squires
(Proposed by the Chairman)
Note: * Report previously circulated and attached to the minutes.
To receive a report on the process for agreeing the level of grant funding for external agencies under the Community Strategic Grants Programme for the period 2020 to 2023.
The Committee had before it and NOTED a *report from the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration presented by the Growth and Regeneration Officer outlining the process for the Strategic Grants and Service Level Agreement Programme for 2020-2023.
He explained to the Committee that a recommendation would be presented to the Community PDG to form a working group to consider recommendations on the approach and the levels of grant funding for 2020-2023. He explained that any awards agreed would have to be within the financial constraints of the Council.
Members who had been present in the previous administration of the Council endorsed the current system of Service Level Agreements and confirmed that the current beneficiaries found the system useful.
In response to a question, the Grants and Funding Officer confirmed that the grant awards to the Grand Western Canal, Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life and the Tourist Information Centre would be considered by the Economy PDG and was separate from the Service Level Agreement Programme.
Members urged that the award notices were made in a timely manner so that the recipients could plan for the future.
1. *Report previously circulated and attached to the minutes
2. Cllr B A Moore declared an interest as a trustee of Involve