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Cabinet Decision: 5th March 2009
Title of Item/Report
Voluntary Sector Support Funding (2009/10 Allocation) & Review
Record of the Decision
Members considered a report the purpose of which was two fold, namely:

i)To approve the specific allocation of Voluntary Sector Support Fund to 11 core funded organisations during 2009/10 as set out as Appendix 1 to the report.

ii)To agree the objectives for a review of the Voluntary Sector Support Fund during 2009/10

Cabinet noted that the Voluntary Sector Support Fund would receive core funding of £430,869 for 09/10. Council had approved an additional £123,000 for 1 year to be added to the core funding. This would provide a total of £553,869. Details of how this amount would be distributed was provided to members.

Members were also provided with details of objectives of a review of the Voluntary Sector Support Fund to be undertaken during 2009.

RESOLVED that:-

1. the distribution of the £553,869 Voluntary Sector Support Fund (including an additional one year only funding approved by Council on 25 February 2009) to the 11 organisations as set out at Appendix 1 of the report be approved.

2. allocations for 2009/10 as detailed in Appendix 1 subject to compliance by the recipients in meeting the “Code of Practice - Governance” be approved.

3. The objectives for a review of the Voluntary Sector Support Fund during 2009/10 as set out in paragraphs 7.1 to 7.3 of this report be agreed.

4. The involvement of Catalyst, the strategic body for the voluntary & community sector in Stockton to be a key consultee and partner in undertaking the review of the Voluntary Sector Support Fund be endorsed.

5. The final agreement of the outcomes provided by the investment of the Voluntary Sector Support Fund be delegated to the Head of Housing in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Transport.

6. Authority be delegated to the Head of Housing in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration & Transport to agree amendments of individual allocations from the VSSF plus or minus 10%
Reasons for the Decision
Nos.1, 2, 5, & 6 to ensure that vital payments can be made to our voluntary sector partners in the new financial year from April 2009.

Nos.3 & 4 to ensure that the funding review is appropriately objective led and conducted with regard to the Council’s Compact with the voluntary and community Sectors.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Nos.1, 2, 5, & 6 to ensure that vital payments can be made to our voluntary sector partners in the new financial year from April 2009.

Nos.3 & 4 to ensure that the funding review is appropriately objective led and conducted with regard to the Council’s Compact with the voluntary and community Sectors.
Details of any Dispensations
Not applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight on Friday 13th March 2009
Attachment

Date of Publication: 09 March 2009


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