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Agenda item

Community Area Grants

Remaining budgets available to spend at the start of this meeting:

 

Community

 Area Grants

 

Young People

Health & Wellbeing

 

£16,898

 

 

£12,011

 

£11,920

 

 

The Board will consider applications for funding as detailed in the attached report and summarised below:

 

Type

Applicant

Project

Amount applied for

CAG

Downton PC

Defibrillators for Downton Parish

£1335

 

CAG

Winterbourne PC

Upgrade and enhance sport and recreation facilities for older children and young adults

 

£2360

CAG

Downton Allotments Leisure Garden Society

Infrastructure Restoration

 

 

£1667.50

CAG

Winterbourne Cricket Club

Pitch Mower & Storage Shed

£2395

H&W

Bourne Valley Day Centre for the Elderly

Activities and Entertainment for the Centre

 

 

£800

Youth

Laverstock & Ford PC

Skatepark Youth Art Project

£1086.20

H&W

Alabare Christian Care & Support

Somewhere to Go in Salisbury

£1000

 

 

Officer: Karen Linaker, Community Engagement Manager

Minutes:

The Board noted the remaining budgets available at the start of the meeting, these were:

 

·         CAG = £16,898

·         Young People = £12,011

·         Health & Wellbeing = £11,920

 

The Board considered the funding bids as set out in the agenda. Applicants were invited to give a brief summary of their project, followed by an opportunity for any questions.

 

Community Area Grants

 

The Board discussed whether it wished to fund applications from precepting bodies in the future as it felt that they were able to and should help themselves by precepting for upcoming projects.

 

It was noted that a review of Area Boards was currently underway within the Council and that it was likely there would be suggestions for changes in how funding was decided. All of the applicants from precepting bodies on the agenda were advised that any decisions tonight were made with the caveated that they should consider precepting for future projects.

 

Downton PC – Defibrillator £1335

The applicant spoke in support of the project. Want to move a defib from inside to outside and install a new one in a phone box in Charlton All Saints.

 

 

The Board voted on the motion to award in full.

 

Decision

Downton PC was awarded £1355 towards the defibrillator project

Reason

The application met the grants criteria for 2021/22.

 

Winterbourne PC – Upgrade to Sports Facilities - £2360

The applicant spoke in support of the project.

 

The Board voted on the motion to award in full.

 

Decision

Winterbourne PC was awarded £2360 towards the Sports Facility upgrade project

Reason

The application met the grants criteria for 2021/22.

 

Downton Allotments Leisure Garden Society – Infrastructure Restoration - £1667.50

The applicant spoke in support of the project.

 

The Parish Council had awarded £500 towards the project.

 

The Board voted on the motion to award in full.

 

Decision

Downton Allotments Leisure Garden Society was awarded £1667.50 towards the Infrastructure Restoration project

Reason

The application met the grants criteria for 2021/22.

 

Winterbourne Cricket Club – Pitch Mower & Storage Shed - £2395

The applicant spoke in support of the project. The project would benefit 100 young cricketers and 30 adults, with the aim to host more girls cricket matches through the season too.

 

Cllr Z Clewer, noted for opened that both of our children had been taught by the applicant, however this did not constitute an interest and she was able to take part in the discussion and vote on this application.

 

The Board voted on the motion to award in full.

 

Decision

Winterbourne Cricket Club was awarded £2195 towards the Mower and storage shed project

Reason

The application met the grants criteria for 2021/22.

 

 

Health & Wellbeing

 

Bourne Valley Day Centre for Elderly – Activities and Entertainment programme - £800

The applicant spoke in support of the project.

 

Cllr R Clewer clarified that luncheon clubs would benefit from funding as part of the Budget proposals which were due to be considered at Full Council, the following week. If the funding was approved at Full Council, then the Area Board award would not be required, so any award the Board made now would be subject to the Budget Decision at Full Council.

 

The Board voted on the motion to award in full, subject to the cavate relating to funding through the Budget proposal.

 

Decision

Bourne Valley Day Centre for Elderly was awarded £800 towards the project, subject to the outcome of the Budget decisions on 15 February 2022.

 

Reason

The application met the grants criteria for 2021/22.

 

 

Alabare Christian Care & Support – Somewhere to go in Salisbury project - £1000

The applicant spoke in support of the project.

 

Cllr R Clewer sought clarity on whether funding the project would result in ‘double dipping’ of WC funding and proposed deferral to allow time for Karen to look into the matter fully.

 

Answer: The applicant advised that the facility was not funded at all by the local authority, there was no statutory funding for rough sleepers.

 

Karen agreed to look into the query and feedback.

 

Cllr Z Clewer suggested that the deferral also be used by the applicant to source statistics on how many residents in the southern area would benefit from the facility.

 

The Board voted on the motion for deferral.

 

Decision

The application from Alabare Christian Care & Support was deferred to allow further clarification on double funding

 

Youth

 

Laverstock & Ford PC – Skatepark Youth Art Project - £1086.20

The applicant spoke in support of the project. Local young people would be  engaged to take part in the design phase of the project with the aim of developing their connection with the project and having them take ownership of the skatepark. The Parish Council had funded half of the costs.

 

The Board voted on the motion to award in full.

 

Decision

Laverstock & Ford PC was awarded £1086.20 towards the Skatepark Youth Art Project

Reason

The application met the grants criteria for 2021/22.

 

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