Decision details

Award of Northstowe Community Activation Fund grant to Northstowe Hub

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The purpose of this decision is to approve the distribution of grant from the Homes England funded Community Activation Fund to the applicant, Northstowe Hub; Northstowe Hub is to be awarded £7,786 in support of the Northstowe Midsummer Festival. This award is made in accordance with the process for administration of the Community Activation Fund, approved by Cabinet, 16 April 2024, which requires application assessment by a joint Homes England/SCDC officer panel, followed by a COO decision.

Decision:

The award of £7,786 to Northstowe Hub from the Community Activation Fund is approved.

Reasons for the decision:

The project application fully satisfied the required assessment criteria and sufficient funds are available to meet the funding request in full.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1: To refuse the application. This was rejected because the application satisfied the agreed criteria and there are funds available within this grant fund, which has only recently opened to applications. The application scored extremely highly on officer panel assessment.

Option 2: To reduce the grant offered the applicant. The project plan and budget were fully justified, therefore this was rejected as the project is expected to achieve value for money and there is sufficient funding available to cover the entirety of the request.

Publication date: 15/05/2024

Date of decision: 15/05/2024

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