Agenda and draft minutes

Grants Advisory Committee - Friday, 28 May 2021 10.00 a.m.

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Apologies for Absence


There was an apology for absence from Cllr Peter McDonald.


Declarations of Interest


Cllr Handley declared a non-pecuniary interest as a member of the Over Day Centre.


Cllr Jose Hales declared a non-pecuniary interested as a board member of the Melbourn Community Hub but stated that he would take no part in the vote on the item.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To authorise the Chair to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on Friday 30 April 2021 as a correct record.


The Grants Advisory Committee authorised the Chair to sign, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held Friday 30 April 2021.


Criteria for grant awards for Dual Use Leisure Facilities pdf icon PDF 141 KB

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The Committee noted that there were 11 Dual Use Facilities that could apply for funding, were the grant to be set-up and Members commented that this would be a good use of the relevant funding.

It was noted that the evaluation method for applications would be the same as was used by the Zero Carbon Communities Grant.


The Grants Advisory Committee recommended the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance to:


  1. agree the criteria and evaluation methodology for applications, with award recommendations made by officers and agreed by the Lead Member for Finance, as presented.


Gamlingay Guardians Community Warden Scheme update pdf icon PDF 220 KB


The Committee noted that Gamlingay Guardians had struggled during Covid because there had been a difficulty to attract members, partially due to a positive volunteer response during Covid.


It was commented that the group was restructuring their service to enable them to lower their costs and become more attractive to clients. It was noted that as such, the Guardians no longer required the money that had been ringfenced for them at the previous meeting of the Grants Advisory Committee on Friday 30 April 2021.


It was commented that while these schemes are often aimed at older people, that they are there to support all vulnerable people.


Grants Advisory Committee recommended to the Lead Member for Finance, the following:


  1. to continue to support the service in accordance with the new proposal, i.e. fewer client contacts, reduced fees (and with no requirement for additional funding); and
  2. to re-assign the c. £8k funding that was ring-fenced for the Gamlingay Guardians Community Warden Scheme and use it instead towards the agreed increase in Service Support Grants for 2022-25 (along with the remaining unspent Mobile Warden Scheme funding agreed at GAC 30 April 2021).


Community Chest: Funding Applications pdf icon PDF 250 KB

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To follow.


Covid Recovery Grant Applications pdf icon PDF 251 KB

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To follow.


Date of next meeting

Friday 25 June 2021 at 10:00am.


Friday 25 June 2021 at 2:00pm.