Agenda and draft minutes

Exeter Grants Programme Panel
Friday 24th January 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Yaroslavl Room, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter. View directions

Contact: Dawn Rivers, Programme Manager - Communities  Tel: 01392 265531 or email  dawn.rivers@exeter.gov.uk

Items
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1.

Overview of progress since the launch of Grants website November 2019 pdf icon PDF 71 KB

Dashboard to be available at meeting.

Minutes:

The new digital grants programme had been well received, with positive feedback from many groups who have used the platform.  We have received record numbers of application for grants since the launch of the platform in November.

 

Dashboard attached giving information on all grant applications and grants awarded to date.

 

2.

Recommendations and decision making for Community Buildings Fund

To support running costs of community centres run by community organisations.  Maximum £5,000 per year, £15,000 over a three year period

9x applications

Total request £42,000

Minutes:

Nine applications were submitted.  The following grants were agreed by the Panel.  No applications were turned down.

 

Community Building Fund Annual Total £150,000

Maximum Grant: £5,000 payable up-to 3 years. (50% match required)

Total requested £42,000: If all approved balance = £108,000

 Organisation

Applied For

Awarded

Wonford Community & Learning Centre Limited

 £5,000

£5,000

Exeter Communities Together - Exwick Community Centre

 £5,000

£5,000

Alphington Community Association- Community Centre

 £ 5,000

£5,000

Sylvania Play & Community Facility Association – Sylvania Hall

 £2,000

£2,000

Topsham Community Association- Matthews Hall

 £ 5,000

£5,000

Newcourt Community Association- Community Centre

 £  5,000

£5,000

The Club- Friends Place

 £ 5,000

£5,000

St Sidwell's Community Centre

 £ 5,000

£5,000

Age UK Exeter – Cowick Street Centre

 £5,000

£5,000

 Total

£42,000

£42,000

 

3.

Recommendations and decision making for Large Grants Fund

2x applications

Total request £80,000

Minutes:

Four applications were received.  Two applications were rejected by officers as they did not meet the minimum criteria.

 

More information was requested from two applicants that were assessed by the Panel.  Community Officers to follow up to give more information and advice.

4.

Updates:

4a

Ward Grants

Minutes:

The Panel were informed that the maximum grant amount was £500 with a total of £65,000 available in 2019/20.  £23,444 had been granted out so far.

4b

Strategic Fund

Minutes:

Two applications were received with a total request of £160,000

Total awarded £150,000 as follows:

 

Exeter Community Centre – awarded £80,000 towards refurbishment of top floor.

 

Park Life Heavitree - awarded £70,000 towards community hub and café in Heavitree Pleasure Ground.

 

4c

Small Grants fund

Minutes:

The Panel were informed that 12 applications had been received and would be considered at the Small Grants Panel to be held on 30 January 2020.

4d

Move More Grants

Minutes:

Not open as yet and waiting for sign off from Sport England and the Sport England Local Delivery Pilot Board.

5.

Any Other Business

Minutes:

There was no other business.

6.

Dates of Meetings 2020:

·         Friday 27 March

·         Thursday 21 May

·         Thursday 23 July

·         Thursday 24 September

·         Wednesday 25 November

·         Thursday 28 January 2021

Minutes:

The dates of future meetings were noted.