Decision details

Community Chest Grants

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

On 25th September 2020 the Grants Advisory Committee reviewed all Community Chest applications that were deferred from the 31 July 2020 meeting as well as all new applications received between 21 July and 11 September 2020.

 

Following consideration of the applications, the Committee made the following recommendations to the Finance Portfolio Holder:

 

Reference

CC-2020-179

Deferral

Name of Organisation

Global Learning Idea Exchange (GLIE)

Organisation Type

 Charitable Incorporated Organisation (application pending)

CCVS Registered

No

Parish

Steeple Morden

Land Owner

N/A

Project Type

Equipment/capital purchase

Documentation Status

Incomplete

Project

Hook Cards & accompanying Design Time Educational Resource

This application has been deferred at two previous Grants advisory committee meetings.  Members requested the applicant explain the project in their own words.  The description of project as given by GLIE: "Hook Cards are designed to compliment the great teaching and learning that takes place in school. They subtly encourage learners to discuss and consider issues regarding sustainability and equality, in turn building compassion. The county and district plan highlights its determination to assist communities becoming more sustainable, building the skills required for that to happen. I wholeheartedly feel that the most impactful way for that to happen is through schools. Our Hook Cards and the resources/ assistance we provide for free will no doubt build skills and knowledge regarding this. Schools can decide the time they can commit to implementing our resources, be it a 15 minute discursive activity per week to an actual lesson within classes weekly timetable. The resources we produce all evolve around our Hook Cards. It is our intention, should our application be granted, that 100 South Cambs schools and community groups will receive a pack of Hook Cards, highlighted as courtesy of the district council. With the cards, I will include an invite for schools to access free online learning/ training that will show how they can teach their children how they can live sustainably and become fair, inclusive and active members of their community and society. "

 

Total Project Cost:

£637.68

 

Total Applied For:

£637.68

Decision:

Reject

 

Grant Amount

N/A

This application was rejected by the council as there was a lack of evidence that schools would welcome or use the hook cards.

 

Reference

MNLMSNRW

New Application

Name of Organisation

Orchard Road Community Group

Organisation Type

Unconstituted Community Group (ORCG)

CCVS Registered

No

Parish

Histon & Impington

Land Owner

South Cambridgeshire District Council

Project Type

Equipment/capital purchase

Documentation Status

Incomplete

Project (officer Summary)

Orchard road community play area

Following the successful improvement of another small area of public land in the village the Orchard Road Community Group has created a clean usable space from the grass area in orchard road and have already placed 5 picnic benches on one end of that space . The applicant states that as a neighbourhood they are keeping the area clean and tidy and cutting the grass weekly so the area can be enjoyed by all members of the public.  This grant is to fund the purchase, delivery and installation of x2 50-litre litter bins.  These bins will be be emptied by the ORCG. The applicant expects that if the bins prove useful and used the parish council will take on emptying them in the future.  £110  has already been raised towards this project by donations from local residents.

Total Project Cost:

£270.00

 

Total Applied For:

£160.00

Decision:

Defer

 

Grant Amount

N/A

 

This application was Deferred pending information as to why this is not being funded by housing, and also because of questions about general members of the public being responsible for emptying bins.

 

Reference

FCHWGXSJ

New Application

Name of Organisation

The George Long Charity for Swavesey Memorial Hall

Organisation Type

Charity No: 204145

CCVS Registered

Yes

Parish

Swavesey

Land Owner

The George Long Charity for Swavesey Memorial Hall

Project Type

Equipment/capital purchase

Documentation Status

Incomplete

Project (officer Summary)

Memorial Hall Cycle Shelter

This application is for the purchase, delivery and erection of a cycle shelter in the car-park of the hall, converting one car parking space into 10 cycle spaces.  The applicant states that the hall's usual users agree that a cycle shelter would be an asset to the hall (Users include diverse groups such as WI, Meridian Quilters, Messy Pups, Tang So Doo Club, Playtimers).  The village extends beyond a comfortable walking distance in one direction, which prompts users to drive. The charity hopes that a proper cycle shelter will encourage residents to leave their cars at home. The Charity states that the Hall is easily accessible by bike from surrounding villages using existing cycle paths.  They have applied to FCC Communities Foundation (www.fcccommunitiesfoundation.org.uk) for up to £2000 and the Charity itself would fund the difference and VAT of £1604.00

Total Project Cost:

£4,604.40

 

Decision:

Support

 

This application was supported by the Committee.

 

Reference

QQHQXWBT

New Application

Name of Organisation

Milton Colts Football Club

Organisation Type

Community Group

CCVS Registered

No

Parish

Milton 

Land Owner

Milton Parish Council

Project Type

Equipment/capital purchase

Documentation Status

Incomplete

Project (officer Summary)

Milton Colts FC - Renovation of pitches at North Lodge Park Milton

 

This application is for the part funding of a Perrot Rollcart Travelling Sprinkler, to provide irrigation and allow maintenance actions on the football pitches at North Lodge Park, Milton.  The maintenance  actions include Vertidraining, Fertilising & Overseeding of the pitches.  The applicant feels that with the right irrigation the pitches can return to an improved condition allowing more games of football to be played by the children of the village and avoiding multiple cancellation of fixtures. According to the applicant the pitches were recently inspected by Cambridgeshire FA who rated the pitches as poor due to the hard nature of the ground and the poor/sparse grass covering. £400 has been raised already.

 

Total Project Cost:

£1430.82

 

Total Applied For:

£1,000.00

Decision:

Defer

 

Grant Amount

N/A

 

The Grants Advisory Committee feels that as Milton Parish Council owns and operates this land they should at least match fund grants that go towards its maintenance and upkeep.

 

Decision:

To accept the recommendations of the Grants Advisory Committee (see above).

Reasons for the decision:

All applications were considered in detail by the Grants Advisory Committee and there is sufficient budget available.

Alternative options considered:

To reject or vary the recommendations of the Grants Advisory Committee and make a decision regarding the level of funding (£0 - £1,000) to be awarded for each or defer a decision if further information is required from grant applicants.

Publication date: 06/10/2020

Date of decision: 06/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

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