Decision details

Match Funding Grant Panel Report Round 1 2012/13

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To outline the decisions and recommendation made by the Grant Panel for Breckland Match Funding and other grant schemes within the Council

Decision:

RESOLVED that the following Match Funding applications be approved:

 

1)           Swanton Morley Parish Council - kitchen refurbishment for the Village Hall for the sum of £9,657.00, subject to:

 

(i)           a maximum of £9,657.00 or 30% whichever is the lower from the Capital match Funding Reserve; and

 

(ii)         the balance of all other funding being confirmed.

 

2)           East Harling Parish Council – improvement to recreation and play facilities for the sum of £8,121.00, subject to

 

(i)           a maximum of £8,121.00 from the Capital Match Funding Reserve or 30% whichever is the lower; and

 

(ii)         the balance of all other funding being confirmed.

 

3)           North Elmham Parish Council – purchase of North Elmham Village Green for the sum of £20,000.00, subject to:

 

(i)           a maximum of £20,000.00 from the Capital Match Funding Reserve or 23% whichever is the lower; and

 

(ii)         the balance of all other funding being confirmed.

 

 

Reasons for the decision:

The Grant Panel had recommended approval for Swanton Morley Village Hall Kitchen Improvements based on the following reasons:

 

·                    Complied with Breckland Council Health & Safety inspection and food hygiene recommendation

·                    Improved facilities would accommodate the growing community and the developing community need for the increased usage of the facilities.

·                    To accommodate new projects such as a dedicated breakfast and lunch club

·                    The project meets two of the Council’s objectives

·                    The project had good support from the community and   committed individuals.

 

The Grant Panel has recommended approval for East Harling Improved Play & Recreation based on the following reasons:

 

·                    The project meets two of the Council’s objectives

·                    It demonstrated robust and in-depth consultation with the local community and therefore demonstrated a need for the equipment.

·                    Strong financial local support for the project

·                    Created improved physical and mental wellbeing for the children in Harling and surrounding parishes by installing a challenging and well catered play area.

 

The Grant Panel had recommended approval for North Elmham Village Green based on the following reasons:

·         The project meets three of the Council’s objectives

·         The project had good support from the community

·         The Parish Council are contributing a considerable amount of funding towards the project

·         The response from the Parish Council following Grant Panel deferral was robust

 

Alternative options considered:

OPTIONS


Swanton Morley Parish Council

 

·                To approve the match funding for Swanton Morley Kitchen Refurbishment to the value of £9657

·                To approve a lesser amount of match funding towards Swanton Morley Kitchen Refurbishment

·                To decline the match funding application

 

East Harling Parish Council

 

·          To approve the match funding for East Harling Improved Play & Recreation to the value of £8121

·          To approve a lesser amount of match funding towards East Harling Improved Play & Recreation

·          To decline the match funding application

 

North Elmham Parish Council

 

·          To approve the match funding for North Elmham Village Green to the value of £20,000

·          To approve a lesser amount of match funding towards North Elmham Village Green

·          To decline the match funding application

Report author: Catherine Lang

Publication date: 21/06/2012

Date of decision: 19/06/2012

Decided at meeting: 19/06/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/06/2012

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