Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

30.

Apologies For Absence

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Bullock and Sharpe.

 

 

31.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To receive any Declarations of Interest.

Minutes:

Cllr Bowden - Declared a personal interest as he donated his Member’s Budget to Sebastian’s Action Trust and his daughter got married in Holy Trinity Garrison Church which was located approximately 100m from his home address. He also declared a personal interest as he was a member of a theatre group in Datchet, although, the group had never applied for funding from the Borough, other theatre groups had.

 

Cllr S. Rayner – Although not a voting Member of the Panel, Cllr Rayner declared a personal interest as Lead Member as she was an Ambassador for Sebastian’s Action Trust and Cllr Rayner was also the Council’s representative for the Windsor Festival. She left the meeting at 11.28 am before either item was discussed by the Panel.

 

Cllr D. Wilson – Declared a personal interest as he was the Council’s representative for the Citizens Advice Bureau Windsor & Maidenhead.

 

32.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 120 KB

To confirm the Part I Minutes of the meeting held on 10 January 2017 and 27 February 2017

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the Part I minutes of the meetings of the Panel held on 10 January 2017 and 27 February 2017 be approved.

 

33.

New Grants Guidance Notes pdf icon PDF 108 KB

For Members to note the changes and details of the Grants Guidance Notes.

Minutes:

Members noted the details of the new Grants Criteria.

34.

Berkshire Community Foundation 2015/16 activity in RBWM

To receive the above verbal summary.

Minutes:

David Scott, Head of Governance, Partnerships, Performance & Policy provided Members with a summary of grants awarded within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead by the Berkshire Community Foundation. David Scott reinforced that the Borough does benefit from the ‘3’ Grassroots Fund but also, from other funding available through the Berkshire Community Foundation (BCF).

 

The Chairman stated that there was a very small amount of applications from the arts sector and requested that officers and Members responsible for that sector promote to their contacts the availability of the funding from the Berkshire Community Foundation. Councillor S. Rayner commented that there was scope for the Borough to work with arts groups to promote the BCF funding and also avoid duplication of grants.

 

Members noted the activity of the Berkshire Community Foundation within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.

 

 

35.

SCHEDULE OF GRANT APPLICATIONS

Minutes:

The Panel discussed all grant applications in Part II, but agreed to minute the decisions in Part I.

 

BUDGET:  £132,037

 

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That the following grant awards be made and the decision be minuted in Part I:

 

  Organisation

£

5th Windsor Scouts

750

Alexander Devine

12,500

ApnaAviras

3,500

Art Beyond Belief

4,400

Art on the Street

500

Autism Berkshire

1,000

Berkshire Community Foundation (deferred from annual)

15,000

Citizens Advice Bracknell

4,250

Citizens Advice Windsor & Maidenhead

3,725

Electric Eels Swimming Club

500

Elizabeth House Cookham

5,000

Eton Excelsior Rowing Club

1,000

Family Action

1,000

Family Friends

10,000

Furze Platt Scouts

750

Groundwork South Trust (Deferred from Q4 of 2016)

500

Holy Trinity Garrison Church

1,000

Maidenhead & District Stroke Club

250

Maidenhead Park Run

250

Maidenhead Target Shooting Club

5,000

Maidenhead Thames Rotary Club

2,100

Maidenhead & District Chamber of Commerce

4,000

Maidenhead Town Partnership

1,000

Old Windsor Memorial Hall

2,500

People to Places

4,500

Sawyers Close Residents Association

1,000

Sebastians Action Trust (Deferred from Annual)

5,000

Sequela Foundation

1,000

Singing for Lung Health

1,500

SportsAble (Revenue)

3,600

St John’s Ambulance

500

St Peter’s Church, Knowl Hill

2,500

The Autism Group

2,200

Windsor Festival

5,000

Windsor Fringe

3,000*

Windsor Holiday Playscheme

250

 

*Windsor Fringe - £2,000 to be awarded from the Kidwells Park Trust grant fund, making a total award of £5,000

Norden Farm to be awarded £2000 from the Kidwells Trust grant fund

The following applications were deferred:

4Motion Dance – The Panel agreed this application would be deferred to a later date as Social Enterprise funding had recently been awarded; the Panel requested that officers monitor the organisation before providing further funds.

Windsor Baptist Church (Treehouse Café) – The Panel agreed to defer this application in order for officers to find out further details about the organisations activities that the funding would support. The application would be reconsidered at a later date if appropriate.

Standout out for Autism – The Panel agreed to defer this application pending the outcome of an application to the Big Lottery Fund. If they do not receive funding from the Big Lottery Fund, their application will be reconsidered either in September 2017 or, under Delegated powers.

That with regret, the following applications were refused:

 

Alexander Devine (revenue)

Berkshire College of Agriculture

Dash Charity

Homestart Slough

Maidenhead Cycle Hub (Deferred from Annual)

Maidenhead Drama Guild

Maidenhead Heritage Trust

Maidenhead Sports & Social Club

Maidenhead Volunteer Fair

Sebastians Action Trust (Capital)

SportsAble (Capital Bid)

Standout for Autism

Windsor Arts Delivery Programme

Windsor Baptist Church (Treehouse Café)

 

Out of a total available budget of £132,037 a total of £110,525 was allocated, leaving £21,512 in the budget for future allocations within 2017/18.

 

The Vice-Chairman suggested advertising grant aid funding more heavily in areas where very few applications had been received such as Wraysbury and Horton. The Borough could advertise in local community magazines. The Chairman stated it would be good to receive applications for the September 2017 Grants Panel from areas that had previously been under-represented.

 

36.

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 - EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Minutes:

RESOLVED UNANIMOUSLY: That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting whilst discussion took place on items 5-11 on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

 

37.

Capital Slippage

To note details of unclaimed Capital grants that will be slipped to 2017/18.

38.

Summary of neighbouring Local Authority grant funding arrangements

To receive a verbal update.