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Community Match Funding

Meeting: 14/10/2019 - Cabinet (Item 70)

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Report of Executive Member for Community, Leisure and Culture, Councillor Mark Robinson.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Community, Leisure and Culture presented the report to Members.

 

Reasons for recommendations

1.     To continue to offer a Community Match Funding programme that facilitates and empowers the community to address locally identified need.

2.     The NCF are experts in grant management and administration and would provide a better service to the community, and better value for money through their ability to signpost groups to a wider number of available grant schemes.

3.     The decision would allow current council resources to be better focussed on more proactive and preventative work with local communities and partner agencies, in particular around the health and social care agenda, rather than administration of the grants scheme.

 

Options

1.     Approve the recommended Community Match Funding programme outlined in the proposal and commission the NCF to manage and administrate the scheme on behalf of the Council.

2.     Approve the recommended Community Match Funding programme as outlined in the proposal and recruit a 0.5fte Communities Officer resource to manage and administer the scheme internally at a cost of £19,618 per year for a 0.5fte Grade 8 post.

3.     Do nothing (discontinue the Community Match Funding Programme).

 

RESOLVED that:

1.     a new Community Match Funding programme of £100,000 per year from council reserves, with a maximum grant of £5,000 per applicant, per year be approved.

2.     the proposed Community Match Funding programme be administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation (NCF).

3.     determination of the funding criteria is delegated to the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Executive Member for Community, Leisure and Culture.