Agenda and decisions

Grants and Concessions Panel
Wednesday 25 March 2020 9.30 am

Venue: Training Room 1, East Pallant House. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services on 01243 534685  Email:  democraticservices@chichester.gov.uk

Note: *please note although the meeting is cancelled the decisions are still scheduled to be made 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Any apologies for absence that have been received will be noted at this point.

2.

Approval of the Minutes pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the Grants and Concessions Panel meeting held on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Members and officers are reminded to make any declarations of disclosable pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests they may have in respect of matters on the agenda for this meeting.

4.

Matters Arising from the Minutes

Any matters arising as a result of the previous minutes.

7.

Grant Applications Financial Summary

To note the financial information, fast track grants approved since the last meeting and any grants nearing the three year cut off.

 

5.

Concessionary Rent Relief Application

For decision.

Decision:

CONCESSIONARY RENT APPLICATION 1

 

RESOLVED BY THE CABINET MEMBER FOR COMMUNITIES AND CULTURE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS PANEL:

 

That the Chichester Harbour and Selsey Sea Cadets request for a concessionary rent as set out in section 6.1 of the supplement report be approved.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected;

 

That the Chichester Harbour and Selsey Sea Cadets request for a concessionary rent as set out in section 6.1 of the report be rejected.

6.

Discretionary Rate Rent Relief

For decision.

Decision:

RESOLVED BY THE CABINET MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES AND CULTURE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS PANEL

 

That the Selsey Community Forum request for discretionary rate relief as set out in the report be approved for a period 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

That the Selsey Community Forum for discretionary rate relief as set out in the report be refused on the grounds on exceptional not been demonstrated

 

 

 

8.

Grant Applications - Improving Living Places and Spaces 1

For decision.

Decision:

RESOLVED BY THE CABINET MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES AND CULTURE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS PANEL:

 

Applicant: Fernhurst Furnace Preservation Group

Declarations of interest: None

Purpose: To preserve, restore and maintain the Fernhurst Furnace for future generations

Sum Requested: £15,000

Sum Approved: nil

Reasons: The application does not meet with the Council’s Priorities and Principles for funding.

Grant Conditions: N/A

9.

Grant Application - Improving Living Places and Spaces 2

For decision.

Decision:

RESOLVED BY THE CABINET MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES AND CULTURE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS PANEL:

 

Applicant: Selsey Town Council

Declarations of interest: None

Purpose: Installation of a new play area within the town.

Sum Requested: £15,000

Sum Approved: £15,000

Reasons: Provision of new play facilities

Grant Conditions: Subject to a Funding Agreement.

10.

Grant Application - Targeted Projects 1

For decision.

Decision:

RESOLVED BY THE CABINET MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES AND CULTURE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS PANEL:

 

Applicant: Chichester Child Contact Centre

Declarations of interest: None

Purpose: To assist in the hire of facilities, which provides a safe space for children and families who are identified as being ‘most at need’ to spend time together in a supervised environment.

Sum Requested: £2,000

Sum Approved: £2,000

Reasons:  Provision of appropriate space to bring families together

Grant Conditions: Subject to a Funding Agreement

11.

Grant Applications - Targeted Projects 2

For decision.

Decision:

RESOLVED BY THE CABINET MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES AND CULTURE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS PANEL:

 

Applicant: Chichester Community Development Trust – Dad la Soul

Declarations of interest: None

Purpose: To provide a resource for fathers that will allow them to connect and engage with their children in a positive environment.

Sum Requested: £4,900

Sum Approved: £4,900

Reasons: Provision of an appropriate project to bring children and male relatives together.

Grant Conditions: Subject to a Funding Agreement

12.

Grant Applications - Targeted Projects 3

For decision.

Decision:

RESOLVED BY THE CABINET MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES AND CULTURE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS PANEL:

 

Applicant: Community Transport Sussex

Declarations of interest: None

Purpose: To develop a community transport solution for isolated individuals within the District.

Sum Requested: £7,500

Sum Approved: £7,500

Reasons: Scheme that aims to support transport solutions for rural areas.

Grant Conditions: Subject to a Funding Agreement; offer of Membership to be declined (Council unable to agree to long term funding relationship).

13.

Grant Applications - Targeted Projects 4

For decision.

Decision:

RESOLVED BY THE CABINET MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES AND CULTURE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS PANEL:

 

Applicant: Heartspace

Declarations of interest: None

Purpose: To develop a programme of inclusive, creative and sociable activities for adults within the Manhood Peninsula and surrounding area; to help combat social isolation and; boost wellbeing and self-esteem.

Sum Requested: £1,950

Sum Approved: £1,950

Reasons: Positive contribution to residents health and wellbeing

Grant Conditions: Subject to a Funding Agreement

14.

Grant Application - Targeted Projects 5

For decision.

Decision:

RESOLVED BY THE CABINET MEMBER FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES AND CULTURE IN CONSULTATION WITH THE GRANTS AND CONCESSIONS PANEL:

 

Applicant: Transition Chichester – Grow Chichester Project

Declarations of interest: None

Purpose: To facilitate specialist gardening sessions with a fully trained horticultural therapist for people who have been identified as having mental health issues and learning difficulties; and who have been referred through a partner organisation. 

Sum Requested: £3,000

Sum Approved:  £3,000

Reasons: Positive outcomes for identified beneficiaries

Grant Conditions: Subject to a Funding Agreement

15.

Review of New Homes Bonus Tour

To review the recent New Homes Bonus tour.

16.

New Homes Bonus Eligibility, Application and Guidance pdf icon PDF 121 KB

For review and decision.

Additional documents:

17.

Next Meeting

To note the date of the next meeting as Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 9.30am.