Decision details

Council Grants Programme

Decision Maker: Lead Cabinet member for Finance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


On 3 April 2019 Cabinet made the decision to discontinue the Elite Athlete Award Scheme (EAAS), and for this funding to be allocated to existing grant schemes, as advised by Grants Advisory Committee (GAC).


The GAC met on 27 September 2019 and recommended the following to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance:


(a)  Existing funding from the Elite Athletes Award Scheme be transferred to the Community Chest Grant, namely for 2018/19 and 2019/20 holding a value of £20,000, and a decision on the permanent allocation of this fund, be made before the end of the financial year.


(b)  6-monthly reporting by funded organisations of the Service Support Grants Programme be limited to; organisations that are funded in excess of £15,000 per year, or by request of the GAC.


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

Reasons for the decision:

These decisions were considered in detail and agreed unanimously with the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance present for the duration.

Alternative options considered:

Of all the Council’s Grant Schemes, it was decided that the Community Chest Grant was the most appropriate grant scheme to allocate these funds towards, due to its wide reach and ease of access by the community.

Publication date: 08/10/2019

Date of decision: 27/09/2019

Effective from: 16/10/2019

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