Agenda and draft minutes

Grants Advisory Committee - Friday, 28 February 2020 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:

Sue Ellington sent an apology for absence.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Jose Hales declared a non-pecuniary interest as a member of the board of trustees for the Melbourn Mobile Warden Scheme.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 31 January 2020 as a correct record.

Minutes:

The Grants Advisory Committee authorised the Chairman to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held 31 January 2020.

4.

Grant Review - Ryan Coetsee pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Minutes:

There was a discussion regarding the use of the remaining CYPAP (Children and Young People’s Area Partnership) budget for use by the Mobile Warden Scheme, as the scheme had been discontinued.

 

It was agreed that £6,430 would be transferred to the Mobile Warden Schemes to cover the budget shortfall and the remaining £3,570 would be transferred Community Chest Grant budget.

5.

Community Chest: Funding Applications pdf icon PDF 248 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following consideration of the applications, the 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

 

1

 

Meadow Primary School Parent Teacher Association

 

Balsham

 

Redeveloping Forest School area

 

975.00

 

 

975.00

 

 

 

2

 

The Kite Trust

 

All in South Cambs

 

To support costs of running the group

 

1,000

 

 

 

Defer

 

 

Committee requests more information on activities

 

3

 

Coton Football Club

 

Coton and surrounding villages

 

 

To replace an old shed with metal containers

 

1,000.00

 

 

Defer

 

Committee require confirmation on who owns the land

 

4

 

Friends of Histon & Impington Community

 

Histon & Impington & neighbouring villages

 

To set up a Sporting Memories Group

 

600.00

 

750.00

 

Committee felt that the contribution should be higher to save the charity from putting money into the project

 

 

5

 

The Cogwheel Trust

 

Surrounding villages

 

 

To replace worn out carpet

 

1,000.00

 

1,000.00

 

Committee would like to know how many people that use this service are from South Cambs

 

 

6

 

Bourn Sports Club

 

Bourn and neighbouring villages

 

Extending the life of the courts and reducing future capital expenditure

 

1,000.00

 

1,000.00

 

Committee require confirmation on who owns the land

 

7

 

Abington United Football Club

 

Great & Little Abington and Hildersham

 

New goalposts 

 

1,000.00

 

1,000.00

 

 

 

8

 

Ickleton Village Hall

 

Ickleton, Hinxton, Great Chesterford, Saffron Walden, Elmdon, Duxford, Whittlesford and Sawston

 

 

Refurbishment of Village Hall kitchen

 

1,000.00

 

1,000.00

 

 

 

9

 

Pinpoint

 

All in South Cambs

 

Setting up TII hubs and training volunteers

 

999.60.00

 

999.60.00

 

 

 

10

 

Over Sports Club

 

Over

 

Verti draining for the pitch

 

300.00

 

Defer

 

Committee require confirmation on who owns the land

 

11

 

The Pink Festival Group

 

South Cambs

 

To launch Cambridge Pride 2020

 

1,000.00

 

Defer

 

Subject to the grant being used on non-revenue purchases

 

12

 

West Cambridgeshire Christian Youth Ministries

 

Cambourne, Comberton & surrounding villages

 

Pastoral Support Work

 

989.95.00

 

Defer

 

Further questions to be asked re pastoral support work

 

6.

Mobile Warden Scheme - Ellen Bridges pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Following a discussion regarding budgeting requirements, the Grants Advisory Committee agreed torecommended option C, to fund the Mobile Warden Schemes to the sum of £27,350 in order to fund the returning schemes the full amount of funding.

 

As referred to under agenda item 4. Grants Review. The Committee agreed to recommend that the additional £6,430 that was required was to come from the sum of £10,000 that had been set aside for the disbanded Children and Young People’s Area Partnership. With the remaining £3,570 to be added to the Community Chest.

7.

Idox (Grant Grabber) - Ellen Bridges pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Minutes:

It was noted that the Council was operating a ‘Grant Grabber’ service, for which the contract expired in May 2020. It was remarked that this was a self-serve facility for any voluntary and community groups and Parish Councils wishing to search for funding opportunities for community projects.

 

Officers explained that the Council could increase its Service Support grant to Cambridge CCVS by £4,000 and require CCVS to pass any grant on to Hunts Forum which would provide the same service as Grant Grabber (Idox).

 

The Members of the committee noted that the contract with Idox was £6,630 for a one-year contract rather than £4,000.

 

The Committee agreed to recommend option 2 to the Lead Member for Finance to increase the Service Support grant to Cambridge CCVS by £4,000.

 

Chairman Jose Hales requested that officers confirm with Hunts Forum that SCDC will still be able to put grants links on the website and provide access to the residents of South Cambridgeshire.

8.

Date of next meeting

Minutes:

Friday 27 March 2020 in Monkfield Room at 10:00am.