Agenda and minutes

Grants Advisory Committee
Friday, 30 August 2019 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

Minutes:

Councillor Dr. Claire Daunton sent Apologies for Absence.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 122 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 26 July 2019 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 26 July 2019.

4.

Community Chest: Funding Applications pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Grants Advisory Committee considered a report on new applications received between 1 July 2019 and 31 July 2019.

 

Having declared a disclosable pecuniary interest in Melbourn Mobile Warden Scheme because his wife was the Scheme’s Manager and he himself was a trustee, Councillor Jose Hales outlined in general terms the nature and aim of the project being undertaken by the Melbourn Mobile Warden Scheme, and then left the room.

 

Councillor Clare Delderfield took the Chair for the consideration of the application from the Melbourn Mobile Warden Scheme. Those present acknowledged the social value of the project but emphasised the importance of making sure that the request was not for on-going running costs. They discussed the extent of the grant application and established the breakdown of costs as including catering, a raffle, printing, venue and community transport.

 

Councillor Jose Hales retook the Chair for the remainder of the meeting.

 

Regarding the application from Duxford Pre-School, Councillor Peter McDonald (the Member for Duxford) confirmed that the sum of £500 had already been raised and that the application for £1,000 was to complete the total one-off project cost.

 

The Grants Advisory Committee noted that the Northstowe Social Committee had withdrawn its application in respect of the printing and delivery of Northstowe News because the total cost of the project had now been met from other sources.

 

Regarding Sustainable Cottenham, Members asked officers to establish the proportion of the sum applied for that was intended to pay for the necessary enquiries of the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Such checks for voluntary groups were free of charge. Members asked officers to reallocate those funds if appropriate.

 

The Grants Advisory Committee made the following recommendations to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance:

 

Applicant

Village(s) affected

Description

Total applied for (£)

Total recomm

ended (£)

Additional conditions/ comments

 

Melbourn Mobile Warden Scheme

 

Melbourn, Meldreth and Shepreth

 

 

Catering of 50 meals at the next Celebrating Ages Event

 

 

835.50

 

835.50

 

 

 

 

 

Duxford Preschool

 

Preschool

 

 

Duxford and the surrounding villages

 

1000.00

 

 

1000.00

 

 

 

 

Northstowe Social Committee

 

Social Committee

 

 

Northstowe

 

1000.00

 

Nil

 

 

Application withdrawn (received funding elsewhere)

 

 

Sustainable Cottenham

 

Volunteer

Group

 

 

Cottenham

 

610.00

 

 

610.00

 

 

 

 

5.

Date of next meeting

Friday 27 September 2019 starting at 10:00am.

Minutes:

The next scheduled Grants Advisory Committee meeting would be on Friday 27 September 2019 starting at 10.00am