Council meetings

Decision details

Main Grants Programme

Decision Maker: Mayor and Cabinet (Contracts)

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Having considered an open officer report, the comments of the Safer,

Stronger Communities Select Committee and a presentation by the Cabinet

Member for the Third Sector, Councillor Joan Millbank, Mayor and Cabinet

(Contracts) agreed that


(1) the proposals to fund voluntary and community sector groups, set out in

Appendix 1, as modified in the Annex report and shown in Annex Appendix

10, be approved for the financial years 2017/18 and 2018/19;


(2) £210,000 be ring-fenced for the development of the new ‘infrastructure’

offer (this represents a 25% reduction on the current funding to Voluntary

Action Lewisham and the Volunteer Centre Lewisham);


(3) officers undertake a review of grants awarded to organisations that provide

similar activities around youth theatre and performing arts to report back to

Mayor and Cabinet in June 2017;


(4) ring-fencing of £15,000 be approved to support boxing in the borough in

light of the recommendation to defund London Amateur Boxing Association;


(5) officers review the allocations to Eco Communities during 2017/18 and

report back to Mayor and Cabinet during 2017 with a recommended allocation

for 2018/19 ;


(6) rent grants cease from 1 April 2017 in order to regularise the support given

to organisations in council buildings and the impact and agreed next steps for

each of the four organisations affected be approved as set out;


(7) officers undertake a review of the grant making process to inform future

allocation rounds; and


(8) the Executive Director for Community Services be asked to prepare a

response to the comments of the Safer Stronger Communities Select

Committee for Mayoral consideration.

Publication date: 09/12/2016

Date of decision: 07/12/2016

Decided at meeting: 07/12/2016 - Mayor and Cabinet (Contracts)

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