Decision details

Community Chest: Criteria Review

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Since the new grants criteria has been in use, there have been a number of representations made to members of the Committee regarding the eligibility criteria, and in particular, with relation to Parish Councils or Parish Meetings with less than 160 registered electors especially where there are multiple settlements under a single Parish Council/Meeting. 


Consequently some additional changes have been made to refine the criteria further and, if accepted, will take effect from 1 October 2019 when the second half of the Grant Fund is released – as per the current guidance. 


On 28 June 2019 the Grants Advisory Committee reviewed the proposed changes to the current guidance and recommended the attached revised guidance to the Lead Member for Finance.


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

Reasons for the decision:

The revised criteria had been discussed at length at the February and March meetings, and ultimately agreed today as a recommendation to the Lead Member for Finance.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 05/07/2019

Date of decision: 05/07/2019

Effective from: 13/07/2019

Accompanying Documents: