Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet Grants Panel
Tuesday, 26th February, 2019 4.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Email: committees@midsussex.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

To note Substitutes in Accordance with Council Procedure Rule 4 - Substitutes at Meetings of Committees etc.

Minutes:

Councillor Judy Llewellyn-Burke substituted for Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards.

 

2.

To receive apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillor Jonathan Ash-Edwards.

 

3.

To receive Declaration of Interests from Members in respect of any matter on the Agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor Norman Webster declared a prejudicial interest in the applications from Disability Access East Grinstead and District, East Grinstead Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club, East Grinstead Town Action Group and East Grinstead Town Council as he is a Member of the East Grinstead Town Action Group as well as an East Grinstead Town Councillor. He confirmed that he would remove himself from the meeting for the duration of discussion and voting on the item.

 

4.

To confirm the Minutes of the Panel held on 10 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Panel held on 10 December 2018 was approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

5.

To consider any items that the Chairman agrees to take as urgent business.

Minutes:

None.

6.

To receive representations from Members of the Council on the applications.

Minutes:

None.

7.

Corporate Grant Schemes pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Mandy Cunningham, Commissioning and Partnerships Advisor, introduced the report to present 19 Facility, Community & Economic Development applications with all but five of the applications having the suggestion to award funds; two applications had suggestions to defer their awards until the next round of funding and three applications had suggestions not to award the grants.

 

Each application had been assessed against a standard check-list and considered by a ‘Grants Assessment Group’ to ensure a consistent approach to the awarding of grants.

 

The Facility Grant which is recommended for consideration and approval by the Panel is set out below:-

 

Organisation

Purpose for which award is sought

Award Requested

Award

Suggested

Chapelfields Residents’

Association

Improvements to play area

13,250

13,250

 

Total

 

£13,250

£13,250

 

The Community & Economic Development Grants which are recommended for consideration and approval by the Panel are set out below:-

 

Organisation

Purpose for which award is sought

Award Requested

Award

Suggested

4 Sight Vision Support

Outreach low vision assessments

£4,803.75

£4,803.75

Bentswood Community Partnership

Youth Engagement Project

£5,000.00

£5,000.00

Disability Access East Grinstead and District

Advice on disability matters and free loan service on equipment

£1,000.00

£0.00

East Grinstead Tennis, Squash and Racketball Club

Extra-curricular sporting activities for children and young people

£4,800.00

£4,800.00

East Grinstead Town Action Group

Equipment and hi viz wear plus admin costs

£1,225.00

£560.00

East Grinstead Town Council

East Court Live events and 250th Anniversary celebration

£5.000.00

£5,000.00

Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network

Wild about Mid Sussex event

£1,843.00

£1,843.00

Haywards Heath Town Council

Town Day

£2,240.00

Defer

Hurst Festival

Music Club

£5,000.00

£5,000.00

Hurst Festival

Community Day

£5,000.00

£0.00

Hurstpierpoint and Sayers Common Parish Council

Furniture and equipment for Court Bushes Community Hub

£5,000.00

£5,000.00

Lindfield Arts Festival

Arts activities

£1,580.00

Defer

Pericles Theatre Company (Hoathly Hill Trust Ltd)

Theatre performances by people with learning disabilities

£5,000.00

£1,000.00

Smart Dog Education

Support for people with disabilities

£5,000.00

£0.00

St Peter and St James Hospice

Air conditioning unit

£2,569.00

£2,569.00

West Sussex Mediation Service

Free mediation service for Mid Sussex residents

£3,000.00

£3,000.00

Total

 

£58,060.75

£38,575.75

 

Community and Economic Development Grants – Sponsorship

 

Organisation

Purpose for which award is sought

Award Requested

Award

Suggested

Experience Mid Sussex

Digital PR programme

£3,500.00

£3,500.00

South of England Agricultural Society

Young Craftsman of the Year competition

£1,500.00

£1,500.00

Total

 

£5,000.00

£5,000.00

 

Mandy Cunningham, Commissioning and Partnerships Advisor, introduced the report and confirmed a notification she had received from a previous grant applicant who subsequently did not require the full amount of their awarded grants during 2017-18. The total additional fund from unspent grants amounted to £8,821. She explained that if Members were to agree to the recommendations contained in the report it would result in an overspend of £8,511.  The Head of Corporate Resources is happy to allocate up to £9,000 over budget as well as looking to top the fund up in April if a Council underspend is identified.  She then directed the Panel to Elaine Clarke, Community Leisure Officer, to present both Facility Grants  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.