Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Councillor Radcliffe introduced the report which set out a review of the criteria and outcomes for the council’s three-year cycle of community and voluntary sector grants from the Strategic and Priority Outcomes Fund which was due to end in March 2022 to ensure they remain in line with Council Plan priorities.
The Forum were reminded that they currently contribute funding £40,000 per year via the Strategic Fund and endorsement was sought for the continuation of funding for the next three year period 2022 to 2025.
1. That the continued support of Citizens Advice Winchester and Play to the Crowd with annual contributions of £20,000 each for 2022/23 be approved;
2. That further grants for the following two-year period 2023/24 and 2024/25 of £20,000 each to Citizens Advice Winchester and Play to the Crowd, subject to approval each year of the Town Account budget, be approved in principle. It was noted that the awards are also subject to a satisfactory annual financial review; and
3. That authority be delegated to the Corporate Head of Economy and Community to release the grant allocations in instalments, based on performance data provided during the financial years.
Report author: Steve Lincoln
Publication date: 10/12/2021
Date of decision: 10/11/2021
Decided at meeting: 10/11/2021 - Winchester Town Forum