Agenda and minutes

Grants & Awards Sub Committee
Monday, 14th May, 2018 7.30 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber, The White House, Hockliffe Street, Leighton Buzzard, Beds LU7 1HD

Contact: Committee Officer  01525 631920 & Email: info@leightonlinslade-tc.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

54/GA

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

Schedule 12 of the Local Government Act 1972 requires a record be kept of the Members present and that this record form part of the minutes of the meeting. Members who cannot attend a meeting should tender apologies to the Town Clerk.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors K Cursons (substituted by Councillor G Perham) and S Cursons (substituted by Councillor C Palmer).

55/GA

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

(i)    Under the Localism Act 2011 (sections 26-37 and Schedule 4) and in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Members are required to declare any interests which are not currently entered in the Member’s Register of Interests or if he/she has not notified the Monitoring Officer of it.

 

(ii)   Should any Member have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in an item on the agenda, the Member may not participate in consideration of that item unless a Dispensation has first been requested (in writing) and granted by the Council (see Dispensation Procedure).

Minutes:

Members were asked to declare any interests, including the nature of those interests, which they had in any of the items under consideration at this meeting. 

 

Councillor C Palmer declared that some of the applicants were personally known to him. Councillors G Perham, C Perham and J M Freeman declared a personal interest in the Guaranteed Grant to the Carnival as members of the Carnival Committee. There were no pecuniary interests declared or dispensations required. 

56/GA

QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC (3 minutes per person; maximum 15 minutes)

To receive questions and statements from members of the public in respect of any item of business included in the agenda, as provided for in Standing Order No.s 1(f) and 1(h).

Minutes:

A member of the public and representative of Buzzer Bus spoke briefly to give the Sub-Committee an update in respect of the three year contract recently awarded by Central Bedfordshire Council.

 

A member of the public and representative of Girlguiding spoke briefly in support of the applications submitted for General Grant funding for specific projects which would benefit local Rainbows, Brownies and Guides units.

57/GA

MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the Grants Sub-Committee meeting held on 13 November 2017 (attached).

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee received the draft minutes of the meeting held on 13 November 2017.

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 13 November 2017 be approved as a correct record and were signed accordingly. The Sub-Committee received the draft minutes of the meeting held on 13 November 2017.

58/GA

GENERAL GRANT APPLICATIONS (1ST ROUND 2018-2019) pdf icon PDF 70 KB

(a)       To note that the General Grant budget for the financial year 2018-2019 stands at £10,000.

 

(b)       To consider applications for General Grants for 2018-2019 as per the attached schedule, in accordance with the General Grant guidelines (copy attached).

 

Note: summary information only is attached; full applications may be viewed at the White House during office hours.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee was advised that the budget allocated for General Grants in 2018-2019 totalled £10,000.

 

RESOLVED to note the information.

 

The Sub-Committee received a summary of the seven applications received for a General Grant in 2018-2019, along with a summary of the documents submitted with the applications.

 

RESOLVED to approve General Grant funding amounting to £3,500 as follows, subject to all applicants having met the required criteria by providing the required documentation:

 

Organisation

Purpose of General Grant

Amount

LB & District Archaeological Historical Society

Towards costs for undertaking a ‘house history’ survey in Bridge Street (research visits & printing costs for publications)

£500

LB Voluntary Patient Transport

Towards costs for publicity materials, call handler’s phone and insurance costs for the scheme

£500

South Beds Division Girl Guides

One-day first aid course for 20 x volunteer leaders and to start a new unit for girls with additional needs, to meet at Trinity Methodist Church.

£500

Beaudesert Lower School PTA

To develop wildlife area in the grounds of the school including a pond, science garden, sensory area and a growing garden.

£500

Keech Hospice Care

Funding towards Music Therapy sessions provided by Keech Palliative Care Centre service.

£500

Leighton Heath District Girl Guides

To purchase high-vis jackets for use by members and leaders when out.

£500

SNAP PCF CIC LTD

To hold a monthly coffee morning at the Library for parents of children with special needs.

£500

 

59/GA

GUARANTEED GRANTS (3RD YEAR OF FOUR YEAR TERM) pdf icon PDF 13 KB

(a)       To note that the Guaranteed Grant budget for the financial year 2018-2019 stands at £25,549 (increased by RPI from the previous year).

 

(b)       To note the reports received to date from Guaranteed Grant recipients (attached) and to consider approving release of funds for 2018-2019.

 

Note: summary information is attached; full reports and financial accounts submitted by Guaranteed Grant recipients may be viewed at the White House during office hours.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee noted that the budget allocated for Guaranteed Grants in 2018-2019 amounted to £25,459, representing an increase by RPI from the previous year of 3.9%.

 

RESOLVED to note the information.

           

The Sub-Committee received a summary of information received from the twelve recipients of Guaranteed Grant funding, including (where appropriate) copies of the reports provided to the Town Council regarding use of grant funding in the previous year. It was noted that two reports remained outstanding.

 

RESOLVED to approve that payments for 2018-2019 be made to the Guaranteed Grants recipients totalling £25,459, subject to satisfactory reports and accounts having been submitted to the Town Council:

 

           

2016-2017

2017-2018

2018-2019

Arts Forum

£3,060

3090

3211

Buzzer Bus

£3,500

3535

3673

Carnival Committee

£1,200

1212

1259

Cruse Bereavement Care Beds

£500

505

525

Greensand Trust

£750

758

788

Homestart

£1,500

1515

1574

Macmillan Cancer Support

£750

758

788

Meadow Way Community Association

£2,500

2525

2623

Senior Citizens Association (“LINK”)

£500

505

525

Sports Council

£4,500

4545

4722

Town Twinning Forum

£500

505

525

Voluntary & Community Action

£5,000

5050

5247

Total

£24,260

£24,503

£25,459