Agenda item


(a)  To note that the remaining General Grant budget for the financial year 2021-2022 provides £3,860.16 of available funds (remainder of the total £10,000 budget having already been allocated earlier this financial year).


(b)  To receive a covering report and a reminder of the General Grant guidelines (attached) and to consider any recommendations contained in the report.


(c)  To consider 3rd round applications for General Grants for 2021-2022 as per the attached schedule and summary.



(a)          The Sub-Committee was advised that the budget allocated for General Grants in 2021-2022 totalled £10,000.  A total of £3,860.16 remained available from this allocation, with the total applications received being £5,491.13.  


RESOLVED to note the information.


(b)          The Sub-Committee received a report and reminder of the General Grant guidelines and considered the recommendations contained therein. 




(i)        To note the report

(ii)      To recommend to the Leighton-Linslade Sports Council that grant criteria and eligibility be reviewed


(c)          The Sub-Committee received a summary of the twelve applications received for a General Grant in 2021-2022, along with a summary of the documents submitted with the applications. 


Whilst noting the shortfall between applications and available funding, the Sub-Committee agreed it wanted to support as many organisations as possible, particularly in recognition of the impact of the Covid pandemic. As agreed at the previous meeting, a degree of flexibility would be applied to normal General Grant guidelines as a one-off gesture recognising the detrimental impact of the pandemic on the ability of groups to operate and fundraise as they ordinarily would have done. Some of the applications would not ordinarily fall within guidelines and it was clear that this was a one-off gesture.


RESOLVED to approve payment of general grants totalling £3,922.13 from the remaining 2021-22 budget, subject to all applicants having met the required criteria by providing the required documentation, as set out below. This would mean an overspend of £61.97 against this budget line.







Purpose of General Grant


1st Beds Inclusive Girlguiding unit

To purchase sensory mat, light panel, sound speaker


3rd Linslade Brownies, 4th Linslade Brownies and 4th Linslade Guides

Towards cost of storge shed, shelving, padlock to keep materials on school site where groups meet


Sacred Heart Church Fundraising Committee

To replace broken chairs in the church hall, which is used by community


TS Ocean Naval Cadets

To purchase 6 rucksacks with waterproof/hi vis covers & maps


Leighton-Linslade Helpers

Purchase a fridge – Meadow Way community fridge centre.


Bedfordshire Scouts County Council

36 Scouts from Beds including 2 from L-L District (1st Linslade Scouts) have been selected to attend 2023 World Scout Jamboree


4th Linslade Guides

As a result of falling membership since Covid, contribute to hall hire fees for summer term


Woodcraft Folk

£350 annual registration cost to national organisation plus venue hire costs.  This reflects loss of income during covid and would avoid having to put up children’s fees.


L-L Cancer Support Group

To support the operating costs of the group, which meets weekly for those with a cancer diagnosis






RESOLVED to approve payment of general grants totalling £1000 after 1 April 2022 from the 2022-23 budget, subject to all applicants having met the required criteria by providing the required documentation, as set out below.


LB Otters Swimming Club for the Disabled


Towards costs of summer prize giving event for approx. 200 people on 16 July 2022


LB Table Tennis Club

To purchase a new higher quality table






After discussion, Members requested that one application be deferred until the May meeting and then given further consideration, if formal accounts and a constitution could be provided by that date.


RESOLVED to request additional paperwork from Body and Mind (BAM) Martial Arts and defer further consideration until the next meeting on 9 May 2022.


It was noted that the three sports related applications would not ordinarily be funded and that the applicants would be encouraged to join the Leighton-Linslade Sports Council for future support and possible funding.




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