Committee details

Grants and Concessions Panel

Purpose of committee

The Grants and Concessions Panel has 8 members including an executive member appointed by the Cabinet. The Panel meets up to 5 times per year.

 

The panel’s main functions are set out below:

 

To consider and make recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Community Services in respect of applications for financial assistance towards the costs incurred by local groups and organisation on capital projects or operational expenses in providing sports, social, recreational, musical, artistic, community facilities and environmental improvements.

To consider and make recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Community Services in respect of applications for grant relief for all or part of the amount of non-domestic rates payable by certain non-profit making bodies and rural general stores, post offices, public houses and petrol filling stations.

To consider and make recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Community Services in respect of applications for business grants.

In respect of grants funded from the New Homes Bonus:

·        To consider and make recommendations to the Cabinet Member for Community Services in accordance with the direction set by Cabinet, and the New Homes Bonus Policy.

·        Meet at least once a year to consider applications from Parish Councils.

·        Detail a process for Parishes to follow to identify projects for consideration with any supporting guidance necessary to assist.

·        Highlight exemplar projects that typify the anticipated use of New Homes Bonus funds.

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Lisa Higenbottam. Email:  lhigenbottam@chichester.gov.uk

Postal address:
East Pallant House
1 East Pallant
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1TY

Phone: 01243 534684

Email: lhigenbottam@chichester.gov.uk