Agenda and minutes

Grants Advisory Committee
Friday, 29 March 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 Peter McDonald sent Apologies for Absence. No substitute was appointed.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

In connection with Minute 4 (Community Chest: Funding Applications)

 

·         Councillor Sue Ellington declared a non-pecuniary interest as a trustee of the Care Network

·         Councillor Jose Hales declared a non-pecuniary interest as a trustee of Melbourn Village College

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 78 KB

To authorise the Chairman to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 February 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 22 February 2019 subject to the following:

 

Minute 5 – Mobile Warden Scheme Grant Funding 2019/20

In the third line, delete the first ‘is’ so that the sentence reads, “…Councillor Hales himself is a trustee of that Scheme.”

4.

Community Chest: Funding Applications pdf icon PDF 130 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Grants Advisory Committee considered applications deferred from its meeting on 22 February 2019 and new applications received between 1 February and 8 March 2019.

 

Members considered each application in turn.

 

The Grants Advisory Committee

 

1.         recommended to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance as follows

 

Applicant

Village(s) affected

Description

Total applied for (£)

Total recomm

ended (£)

Additional conditions/ comments

 

Footprints Café Ltd

 

Sawston

Sound proof panels to enhance acoustics in training room and café

 

 

1,000.00

 

1,000.00

 

 

Histon and Impington Communications Community Interest Company

 

Histon and Impington

Develop and create a new online “hub” for news in Histon and Impington

 

1,000.00

 

1,000.00

 

 

Ladybird Preschool

 

Cottenham

Purchase of play train and carriage outdoor play equipment

 

1,000.00

 

1,000.00

 

 

Wilbraham Memorial Hall

 

Little & Great Wilbraham

Replace decaying timber play equipment with steel alternatives

 

1,000.00

 

1,000.00

 

 

Sundial Theatre Company

 

Cambourne

 

Purchase first year’s insurance

 

104.16

 

104.16

 

 

 

Melbourn Village College

 

Melbourn

Purchase a trip for vulnerable students and craft supplies

 

500.00

 

Deferred

 

Outstanding documentation

 

Madingley Parish Council

 

Parish Council

 

Replacement of Parish noticeboard

 

601.59

 

601.59

Plaque crediting SCDC on front of notice board

 

Shelford and Stapelford Youth Initiative

 

Shelford and Stapleford

 

Repairs and improvements to Great Shelford Social Club

 

 

944.94

 

944.94

 

 

2.         Asked officers to present the Community Chest Criteria to  the next meeting for review by Members.

5.

Zero Carbon Communities Grant pdf icon PDF 96 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Grants Advisory Committee considered a report about a proposed structure of the new Zero Carbon Communities grant scheme, including criteria and guidance.

 

Members noted the potential relationship between the proposed grant scheme and the existing Community Chest grant scheme.

 

Care would be needed to avoid duplication with Cambridgeshire County Council and the Greater Cambridge Partnership.

 

Village Plans and Village Design Statements provided an opportunity to consider and give significant weight to sustainability issues and, in order to help Parish Councils, South Cambridgeshire District Council might consider producing a toolkit which, among other things, should highlight the availability of appropriate funding.

 

The Grants Advisory Committee agreed that it should explore the options in detail, in conjunction with the Climate and Environment Advisory Committee, before making a recommendation to the Lead Cabinet Member for Finance, and Cabinet, in relation to the establishment of a new Zero Carbon Communities grant scheme with criteria based on the draft set out in Appendix 1 to the report from the Director of Health and Environmental Services.

6.

Date of next meeting

Friday 31 May 2019 starting at 10.00am

Minutes:

The Grants Advisory Committee agreed that it should next meet at 10.00am on Friday 26 April 2019.