Minutes – Community Affairs Committee (Discretionary Grants) – 1 April 2019
The minutes of this meeting are presented below.
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MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL COMMUNITY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY 1 APRIL 2019 AT 5.30PM
- Councillor Apel
- Councillor P Evans
- Councillor Hixson
- Councillor Sharp
- Councillor Spink
- The Mayor (Councillor Bell)
- Deputy Mayor (Councillor Tupper)
- Councillor Kilby
- Councillor Plowman
- Councillor Dignum
- Councillor Galloway
- Councillor Holman
- Councillor Macey
- Town Clerk
- Administration Manager
In the absence of a Chairman and Vice-Chairman, Councillor P Evans, took the Chair.
73. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
As recorded above.
74. PUBLIC BODIES (ADMISSION TO MEETINGS ACT) 1960
It was proposed, seconded and RESOLVED that the public and press be excluded from this meeting because of the confidential nature of the business to be transacted namely financial and business affairs of third parties.
75. DISCRETIONARY GRANT 2019/2020
Discretionary Grant Budget 2019/2020 – £30,000
(a) Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice Bureau
It was RESOLVED that a grant of £1,800 be awarded to Arun & Chichester Citizens Advice Bureau for the continuation of the Home Visiting Service.
(b) Aspire Sussex
It was RESOLVED that no grant be awarded to Aspire Sussex.
(c) Chichester City Tours
It was RESOLVED that a grant of £500 be awarded to Chichester City Tours for advertising costs involved with leaflet printing and distribution and website costs.
(d) Childrens Book Festival – Chichester
It was RESOLVED that a grant of £500 be awarded to Childrens Book Festival – Chichester for funding the development of a website to promote the charity mission of encouraging children to read books.
(e) Festival of Chichester
It was RESOLVED that a grant of £1,500 be awarded to the Festival of Chichester for costs involved with the marketing and promotion of the 2019 Festival.
(f) Friends of Priory Park
It was RESOLVED that a grant of £750 be awarded to the Friends of Priory Park to fund an educational and community project to promote awareness of the role of the horse in history.
(g) Home-Start Chichester & District
It was RESOLVED that a grant of £3,000 be awarded to Home-Start Chichester & District for the continuation of volunteer home-visits and attendance at the weekly Family Group supporting families in Chichester.
(h) International Relations ‘Three Cities’ Working Group
It was RESOLVED that a grant of £200 be awarded to the International Relations ‘Three Cities’ Working Group for the costs incurred in organising an event for the Festival of Chichester.
(i) Pregnancy Options Centre
It was RESOLVED that a grant of £2,000 be awarded to Pregnancy Options Centre to help fund the educational and counselling sessions offered.
(j) St Paul’s Church & Parish Centre, Chichester
It was RESOLVED that no Discretionary Grant be awarded to St Paul’s Church & Parish Centre, Chichester, however the Committee considered this to be a potential New Homes Bonus Scheme and advice on this scheme would be forwarded accordingly.
(k) Transition Chichester
It was RESOLVED that a grant of £550 be awarded to Transition Chichester for Brewery Field Community event being held on 25 August 2019.
All organisations would be informed of the outcome of their application and that the City Council request all funding is publicly acknowledged in any literature they may produce and that a report is submitted to the City Council within 6 months of receiving the Discretionary Grant explaining how the grant was expended.
One representative from each of the successful applications would be invited to attend the Council Meeting on Wednesday 24 April 2019 to explain how the money will be expended. Cheques would no longer be presented, and grants would be paid by BACS on the day following the Council Meeting.
At the meeting a total of £10,800 was expended from the 2019/2020 Discretionary Grant Budget and therefore £19,200 remained for the next tranche of Discretionary Grants which would be considered by the Committee on 7 October 2019.
The meeting ended at 6.11pm