Decision details

Community Grants Procedure & Outcomes Framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for the future process and outcomes framework relating to the community grants programme.





That the Cabinet


a)    approves the Community Grants Procedure and Outcomes Framework including the associated proposal, process, priorities and outcomes and decision making delegations as set out in sections 5.1 to 5.20 of report HCS/29


b)    approves a ring fenced sum of £140,569 for the new Community Advice and Support Service (CASS) contract from the strategic grants & commissioning allocation as set out in section 5.6 of report HCS/29


c)    delegates authority to the Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Community Engagement in consultation with the Head of Community Services, and Head of Legal, Governance and HR to enter into an Inter-Agency Agreement to support continued partnership working, and approve the award of the CASS contract following an appropriate procurement process.


d)    delegates the negotiation, approval and completion of all relevant legal documentation, following the awarding of the contract to the Head of Community Services, Head of Legal, Governance and HR, Head of Corporate Finance, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Community Engagement.



Reasons for the Recommendations


The recommendation supports the Council to achieve a balanced budget position for 2022/23 onwards.


It responds to the approach agreed at Cabinet on 3 February 2021, to develop a strategic/commissioned and small grants funding programme with a focus on high quality outcomes that, with the new priorities, better responds to particular needs of our community.

Report author: Matt Lethbridge

Publication date: 30/09/2021

Date of decision: 29/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 29/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/10/2021

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