Decision details

Communities Reserve

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To provide Members with options regarding the allocation of the Council’s Community Reserve to fund projects that delivers two key corporate objectives.

Decision:

That the Health & Wellbeing Board grant of £41,600 be received and authority be delegated to the Portfolio Holder for Community and Environmental Services and the Assistant Director of Commissioning to spend this grant in line with the terms and conditions for which the grant was awarded.

 

RECOMMEND to Full Council that:

 

  1. £41,600 be released per year for two years to match fund the £41,600 Health & Wellbeing grant and provide a further two years of activity as outlined in the report;

 

  1. £40,000 be released per year for three years as match funding for a Sport England funding bid for the Fit and Fun Programme as outlined in the report; and

 

  1. the remaining £376,800 for Health and Wellbeing projects which supports two Council objectives – to have Pride in Breckland and Developing Stronger Communities, be ring-fenced and authority be delegated to Cabinet to release these funds on receipt of full business cases.

Reasons for the decision:

The allocation of the Community Reserve to deliver key projects and programmes of activity helps achieve two key corporate priorities: To have Pride in Breckland and To Develop Stronger Communities as well as supporting the Council’s Health and Wellbeing agenda.

Alternative options considered:

·               Option 1 - Receive a Health and Wellbeing Board grant of £41,600 and delegate authority to the Portfolio Holder for Community and Environmental Services and Assistant Director of Commissioning to spend this grant in line with the Terms and Condition for which the grant was awarded.

 

·               Option 2 - Release up to £41,600 per year for two years to match fund the £41,600 Health and Wellbeing Grant to provide a further two years of activity as outlined in the main body of the report

 

·               Option 3 - Release up to £40,000 per year for three years as match funding for a Sport England funding bid for the Fit and Fun programme as outlined in the main body of the report

 

·               Option 4 - To ring fence the remaining £376,800 for Health and Wellbeing projects which support two Council objectives – to have Pride in Breckland and Developing Stronger Communities – and to delegate authority to Cabinet to release these funds on a project by project basis.

 

·               Option 5 – Do nothing

 

Report author: Riana Rudland

Publication date: 03/04/2014

Date of decision: 01/04/2014

Decided at meeting: 01/04/2014 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/04/2014

Accompanying Documents: