Agenda and draft minutes

Grants Advisory Committee
Monday, 16 December 2019 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Swansley Room A and B - Ground Floor. View directions

Contact: 03450 450 500 Email: Democratic.Services@scambs.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Councillor Clare Delderfield sent an Apology for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

Councillor Claire Daunton declared a non-pecuniary interest in Fulbourn Primary School as the Member for the ward.

 

Councillor Sue Ellington declared a non-pecuniary interest in Care Network as a trustee of the organisation.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 128 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 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 27 September 2019.

4.

Community Chest: Funding Applications pdf icon PDF 244 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

Applicant

Village(s) affected

Description

Total applied for (£)

Total recomm

ended (£)

Additional conditions/ comments

 

1

 

Duxford Lawn Tennis Club

 

Duxford and surrounding villages

 

Resurfacing the court particularly the new net posts.

 

 

1,000.00

 

 

 

1,000.00

 

 

 

2

 

Hauxton Village Hall Charity

 

Hauxton and neighbouring villages

 

 

To install library shelving to create a self-service library facility and a couple of lockers in their new village hall

 

1,000.00

 

 

 

1,000.00

 

 

 

 

3

 

Sawston Church Institute

 

Sawston

 

 

To replace smoke laden (from 80s) ceiling tiles/framework

 

1,000.00

 

 

1,000.00

 

 

 

4

 

Hinxton Parish Council

 

Hinxton and surrounding villages

 

To help towards replacing a train on the playground

 

1,000.00

 

1,000.00

 

Subject to the Parish Council match funding £1,000 towards the project (The committee appreciates the Parish Council is small with only 260 electors)

 

5

 

Gamlingay Community Centre

 

Gamlingay and surrounding villages

 

 

To replace worn out bowls carpet and winder

 

1,000.00

 

Defer

 

Additional information required, and the committee would like the Parish Council to donate £500 towards the equipment.

 

6

 

Meadow Primary School

 

Balsham and surrounding villages

 

Redeveloping their forest school

 

975.00

 

 

Nil

 

The committee would like the application to come from the PTfA

 

 

7

 

Fulbourn Primary School PTfa

 

Fulbourn

 

Modernising the library and reading spaces

 

1,000.00

 

Defer

 

Additional information required regarding the wider community and support from the Parish Council

 

 

8

 

Fowlmere Recreation Ground

 

Fowlmere

 

Re-gravelling the car park

 

1,000.00

 

Nil

 

Given the Parish Council is considering upgrading the changing rooms the committee felt the upgrading of the car park and changing rooms should be one project with a clear indication of support from the Parish Council. The committee would welcome another application with both elements. Officer is happy to support them with any future application.

 

9

 

Oakington Vikings Youth Football Club

 

Oakington and surrounding villages

 

Purchase a new line marking machine

 

1,000.00

 

1,000.00

 

 

 

10

 

Parkrun UK

 

Cambourne

 

To start-up Cambourne Junior Parkrun

 

1,000.00

 

725.00

 

Subject to the Parish Council providing £725 funding.

 

11

 

Active New Communities

 

Northstowe

 

Purchase a pool of sports equipment

 

1,000.00

 

1,000.00

 

 

 

5.

Service Support Grants - Lesley McFarlane pdf icon PDF 419 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The committee noted the reports on the Citizen Advice Bureau (CAB), Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service (CCVS) and the Care Network.

 

It was commented that all three organisations were on track with regards to their provided services and there were no issues highlighted.

 

Farmland Museum

 

It was suggested that the Farmland Museum make contact with the National Farming Union (NFU) with regard to procuring additional funding.

 

It was agreed that Peter McDonald & Anna Bradnam would approach the NFU & Country Landowners Association on their behalf. It was noted that Anna Bradnam was a trustee of the NFU.

 

It was agreed that Peter McDonald would liaise with Visit Cambridge with a view to improving the Farmland Museum’s use of the site.

 

It was agreed to add a section on the Community Chest webpage to state that the Council ‘strongly recommends’ that all applicants subscribe to the CCVS service.

 

The Chairman issued a statement to thank Gemma Barron for all of her work (and the team) during her time at the council.

 

6.

Extension of Mobile Warden funding scheme - Lesley McFarlane pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Minutes:

The committee noted the extension of the Mobile Warden funding scheme.

7.

Date of next meeting

Extraordinary meeting on Friday 20 December 2019, starting at 10:00am.

Minutes:

The next scheduled Grants Advisory Committee was an extraordinary committee on Friday 20 December, starting at 10:00am.

The next regular meeting of the Grants Advisory Committee was Friday 31 January 2020.