Agenda and minutes

Grants Advisory Committee
Thursday, 13 December 2018 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Monkfield Room, First Floor. View directions

Contact: 03450 450 500 Email: Democratic.Services@scambs.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Apologies for Absence have been received from Councillors Jose Hales and Peter McDonald. Their respective substitutes are Councillors Sarah Cheung Johnson and Bill Handley.

Minutes:

Councillors Sue Ellington, Jose Hales and Peter McDonald sent Apologies for Absence. Councillors Heather Williams, Bill Handley and Sarah Cheung Johnson attended the meeting as substitutes.

 

In the absence of Councillor Hales, Councillor Clare Delderfield took the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Clare Delderfield declared a non-pecuniary interest in the grant application by the Friends of Duxford School as a former member.

 

Councillor Bill Handley declared a non-pecuniary interest in the grant application by the Bethel Baptist Church. The church meeting room is often used for meetings by the Hale Road Allotment Society of which he is a member.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 416 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2018 as a correct record.

Minutes:

The Grants Advisory Committee authorised the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the Minutes of the meeting held on 27 November 2018.

4.

Community Chest: Funding Applications pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Grants Advisory Committee considered grant applications deferred from the Committee meeting on 27 November 2018, and new applications received between 12 November and 30 November 2018.

 

In relation to the Countryside Restoration Trust, Committee members noted the extent of its membership and that it did not receive income from corporate away-days. Councillor Claire Daunton raised the possibility of a link with the Farmland Museum should funding be approved. The Lead Cabinet Member for Finance indicated that he was minded to support the application on health and safety grounds, linking an award with encouraging the greater involvement of local schools in CRT activities.

 

Members considered the application from Disability Cambridgeshire in the context of support from Cambridge City Council and the way Disability Cambridgeshire could benefit South Cambridgeshire residents and advise South Cambridgeshire District Council in becoming an employer of choice for disabled people.

 

In connection with Linton Action for Youth, the Committee noted that District Councillor John Batchelor was its Chairman. South Cambridgeshire District Council had advanced several sums of money in the past for “patching” repairs, and Members indicated that, if recommended for approval, this further grant should be the last one made for this purpose.

 

Following further discussion, the Grants Advisory Committee recommended as follows to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance:

 

Applicant

Village(s) affected

Description

Total applied for (£)

Total recomm-

ended (£)

Additional conditions/ comments

The Countryside Restoration Trust

Barton and Comberton

Purchase of pitchforks, hay rakes and scythes to manage hay

 

meadows

1,000.00

1,000.00

Invite schools to take part in education days to learn traditional methods

 

Disability Cambridgeshire

Multiple

Upgrade IT

1,020.00

1,000.00

 

Linton Action for Youth

Linton

Roof repairs

460.00

460.00

Councillor Heather Williams abstained from voting

Northstowe Sports and Wellbeing Group

Northstowe, Willingham

Longstanton

Community development – fitness and wellbeing

 

988.00

528.00

Equipment only

Bethel Baptist Church

Swavesey

Replace disabled  access ramp to church hall

 

1,000.00

Deferred

More info needed

Friends of Duxford School

Duxford

Equipment for airday events held for fundraising purposes

 

622.91

Nil

No benefit to the wider community

Save Linton Heights Swimming Pool Fund-raising Committee

Linton

Repair of Linton Heights’ decommissioned swimming pool

 

1,000.00

Deferred

More info needed

 

5.

Grants to Voluntary Sector: Service Support Grants 2019/20-2021/22 pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Grants Advisory Committee considered a report containing officer recommendations for awards from the Service Support Grant Fund for 2019-2022, with reasons for recommendations, background and considerations.  All 17 applications received were outlined in an appendix to the report. 

 

Councillor Claire Daunton regretted that limited resources meant that the Committee could not currently offer funding under the Service Support Grants scheme either to Disability Cambridge or to Reach. The Committee had to strive for the best possible value for money, and felt that Disability Cambridge clients could be catered for by Citizens Advice Bureaux funded by South Cambridgeshire District Council. And while Reach should be congratulated on their work, a possible alternative source of funding might be from the Community Chest.

 

Following consideration, the Committee recommended to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance that the following awards be made, subject to agreement by Council on budget, and subject to annual funding agreements with the organisations concerned:

 

 

Applicants

Applied for pa £k

Year 1

£k

Year 2

£k

Year 3

£k

Total

£k

Community Transport

Cambridge Dial-a-Ride

11.666

-

-

-

-

Care Network

7.616

7

7

7

21

Royston & District Community Transport

10

6

6

6

18

The Voluntary Network

7.288

3

3

3

9

Fit to Learn

Home-Start Royston & S Cambs/H-S Cambs

4

4

4

4

12

Independent Living

Arts & Minds

3

2.5

2.5

2.5

7.5

Camsight

8.063

-

-

-

-

Care Network

7.616

7.7

7.7

7.7

23.1

Cambridge Older People’s  Enterprise

5

2

2

2

6

Disability Cambridgeshire*

16.833

-

-

-

-

Disability Information Service Hunts (DISH)*

5.675

3

3

3

9

Headway*

20

-

-

-

-

Support for Parishes and Communities (Councillor Heather Williams abstained from voting)

Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service

10

10

10

10

30

Care Network

3.808

3.8

3.8

3.8

11.4

Welfare Advice – General

Consortium of Citizens Advice Bureaux**

80

80

80

80

240

Reach

10

-

-

-

-

Welfare Advice – Specialist

Consortium of Citizens Advice Bureaux**

5

5

5

5

15

Housing-related

Cambridge Cyrenians

1.78

1.78

1.78

1.78

5.34

Cambridge Re-Use

1.8

1.8

1.8

1.8

5.4

Cambridge Women’s Aid

8.5

8.5

8.5

8.5

25.5

 

Totals

227.645

146.08

146.08

146.08

438.24

 

6.

Frequency of meetings between now and May 2020, and date of next meeting

Minutes:

The Democratic Services Officer would arrange a meeting for late in January 2019.