Decision details

Community Development Grants

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report of the Deputy Chief Executive presented the assessment outcome of the applications for the second round of the Community Development Grant Scheme and sought approval of a set of grant allocations, attached at Annex 2.


The Community Development Grant Scheme was allocated with a total sum of £165,269 as part of the Borough Council’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund Investment Plan and the first round of the Scheme had successfully allocated grants to support a number of local organisations and voluntary sector groups with a total sum of £33,962, leaving an allocation of £131,307 for the second round.  During the 8-week application window, 45 eligible bids had been received for grant funding of up to £5,000 and were scored against the agreed criteria as set out in Annex 1.  A scaled allocation approach had been adopted due to oversubscription of the Scheme and a schedule of suggested allocations including scoring were set out in Annex 2.  Detailed summary of every eligible application was included in Annex 3.


Members welcomed the positive results arising from the implementation of the second round of the Scheme and recognised the significant benefits the Scheme would bring to contribute to the local communities in addressing the cost-of-living crisis for the vulnerable, supporting healthy lifestyles, improving community safety, helping people gain skills to access the workplace and supporting environmental and carbon reduction initiatives.




(1)          the grant allocations, as set out in Annex 2 of the report, be endorsed.

Report author: Policy, Scrutiny and Communities Manager

Publication date: 10/07/2024

Date of decision: 08/07/2024

Decided at meeting: 08/07/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/07/2024

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