Arising from a * report from the Grants and Funding Officer, the Community Policy Development Group had made the following recommendations:
1. The Museum of Mid Devon Life and Tiverton Tourism Information Service be moved from the grants budget to a separate tourism budget;
2. Option 2, a commissioning approach to future grant allocations, should be adopted; and
3. Grants to be paid on an annual basis for the duration of the 2015-2020 Corporate Plan.
The Cabinet Member for Community Well-Being outlined the contents of the report stating that for many years the same organisations had received grant funding. In previous years cuts had been made in the allocation to groups in receipt of grants but it was felt that this was not the best approach and undertaking the process annually meant that the groups concerned struggled to plan strategically. It was proposed that a commissioning approach take place, this would involve starting afresh, with any organisation being able to put a case to the authority as to why they should be in receipt of funding.
It was further proposed that funding for the Museum of Mid Devon Life and the Tiverton Tourism Service would be moved from the grants budget to a separate tourism budget.
RESOLVED that the recommendations be approved.
(Proposed by Cllr C R Slade and seconded by Cllr R J Chesterton)
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to the minutes.