Agenda item

Charnwood Grants

A report of the Head of Neighbourhood Services.

 

Key Decision

Minutes:

This item was chaired by Councillor Barkley.

 

Considered, a report of the Head of Neighbourhood Services setting out applications received for funding in round two of the Community Facilities and Community Grants schemes for 2021/22 (item 6 on the agenda filed with these minutes).

 

Councillor Seaton, Chair of the Scrutiny Commission, presented a report setting out the Commission’s pre-decision scrutiny of the matter and recommendation (copy filed with these minutes).

 

The Neighbourhoods and Partnerships Manager assisted with consideration of the report.

 

RESOLVED

 

1.         that the following Community Grants be awarded:

 

        £4,500 to Passion towards the Passion Youth Project;

        £275 to Charnwood Safe, Well, Happy Partnership towards events, workshops and venue hire;

        £3,500 to Twenty Twenty towards the Love4Life project;

        £500 to Ulverscroft Camera Club towards the “Getting back Together” project;

        £2,500 to Age UK Leics towards Men and Women in Sheds;

        £2,000 to Molly’s Gift towards a Saturday club for 5-11 year olds;

        £1,500 to Anand Mangal Group towards room hire and equipment;

        £2,000 to Shepshed Dolphin Swimming Group towards pool hire and instructor costs;

        £675 to Charnwood Drawing and Painting Club towards equipment and three workshop sessions;

        £1,200 to Shree Ram Krishna Community Project towards the exercise element of their Charnwood Dosti project;

        £500 to Sileby Tennis Club towards sports equipment and marketing;

        £750 to Birstall Theatre Company towards a production of Aladdin 2022;

        £700 to Charnwood Arts towards the community elements of the Just Be You project.

        £750 to Stonebow Washlands Group towards Stonebow Washlands enhancement project, to be funded through the Serco Environmental fund;

        £1,000 to Barrow in Bloom towards Bloom up Barrow in 2022, to be funded through the Serco Environmental fund;

        £3,000 to Loughborough Wellbeing Centre running costs, to be funded through the Contain Outbreak Management fund allocated to supporting VCS organisations supporting community recovery;

        Up to £2,000 to Leicester City in the Community towards pilot activities/sessions for the Urban Foxes project, to be funded through the Contain Outbreak Management fund to support health and physical activity;

 

2.      that the following Community Grant applications be declined:

 

        Artspace Loughborough - £5,000 requested – applied for funding towards Into the Outwoods Sculpture Trail 2022;

        Wymeswold Playgroup - £2,827 requested – applied for funding towards Forest School setting;

        Loughborough Air Quality Protection Group - £876 requested – applied for funding towards a 3-year subscription to Community Dashboard;

        Rotary Club of Loughborough Beacon - £5,000 requested – applied for funding towards home starter boxes;

        Mountsorrel Methodist Church - £1,000 requested – applied for funding towards professional cleaning in 2021/22;

        Newtown Linford Tennis Club - £5,000 requested – applied for funding towards facility regeneration;

        Birstall and District Art Society - £2,000 requested – applied for funding towards running costs;

        Barrow upon Soar Methodist Church - £2,500 requested – applied for funding towards cleaning costs to support the community use of premises;

        Emmanuel Church Centre Garden - £1,375 requested – applied for funding towards upgrade and re-planting of flower beds and children’s green spaces;

        The Generator Loughborough CIC – £5,000 requested – applied for funding towards the running costs of the Loughborough Generator Project;

        Charnwood Christmas Toy Appeal - £1,500 requested – applied for funding towards the Christmas Toy Appeal 2021;

        Anstey Chess Club - £500 requested – applied for funding towards room hire;

        Syston and District Volunteer Centre - £3,000 requested – applied for funding towards the re-start of their mini-bus;

        Quorn Village CIC - £1,700 requested – applied for funding towards improving a footpath and bridleways in Quorn;

 

3.      that the following Community Facilities Grants be awarded:

 

        Up to £3,200 to Gorse Covert Community Association towards the provision of an ambient toilet;

 

4.      that the following Community Facilities Grant application be deferred to a future Round:

 

        The Generator Loughborough CIC - £20,000 requested – applied for funding towards building works for the Loughborough Generator Project;

 

5.      that the following Community Facilities Grant applications be declined:

 

        Girlguiding Birstall - £15,000 requested – applied for funding towards a new Ranger room;

        Falcon Support Services - £5,000 requested – applied for funding towards window and kitchen floor refurbishment at “The Drop in” day centre;

        The Bridge (East Midlands) - £10,000 requested – applied for funding towards a new office and drop-in centre at The Foundry, Loughborough;

 

6.      that approval is given to run a third round of Community Facilities Grants in February 2022;

 

7.      that the Head of Neighbourhood Services be given delegated authority to finalise the terms and conditions of the awarded Community Grants;

 

8.      that the report of the Scrutiny Commission be noted.

 

Reasons

 

1.      To provide financial support to organisations which meet the criteria of the Community Grants scheme.

 

2.      To decline to provide financial support to organisations which do not meet the criteria for the award of a grant under the Community Grant scheme.

 

3.      To provide financial support to organisations which meet the criteria of the Community Facilities Grants scheme.

 

4.      To enable further work to be undertaken with the applicant to see whether the application can be improved and strengthened.

 

5.      To decline to provide financial support to organisations which do not meet the criteria for the award of a grant under the Community Facilities Grant scheme

 

6.      To recognise the large gap between this Community Facilities Grant round and the next proposed round in June 2022 and the need to provide an additional Facilities Grants round for identified projects that were unable to meet this deadline.

 

7.      To enable the grants awarded to be finalised and appropriate information to be supplied to the Council about the outcomes of the project.

 

8.      To acknowledge the work undertaken by and the views of the Scrutiny Commission.

 

Councillors Bokor, Morgan and Smidowicz returned to the meeting.

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