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Agenda item

Community Area Grants

The Board will consider one Health & Wellbeing Grant and four applications for funding from the Community Area Grant Scheme, as detailed in the report attached to the agenda.

 

Officer: Community Engagement Manager

 

 

 

 

 

Applicant

Amount requested

Matched funding

Applicant: Music for Wellbeing CIC
Project Title:
Uke Can Do It – Old Sarum Ukulele Band

Application attached
 

£850.00

 

 

£750
In kind donations for Ukuleles and volunteering

 

 

Applicant

Amount requested

Matched funding

Applicant: Landford Parish Council
Project Title: Nomansland Recreation ground children’s play area fence

View full application
 

£5000.00

 

 

£6580.01
PC reserved

Applicant: Landford Parish Council
Project Title: Landford Recreation ground two bully gates

View full application
 

£1581.50

 

 

£1581.50

PC reserves

Applicant: BWSCA
Project Title: Downton Football Club Flood lights netting

View full application
 

£3000.00

 

 

£3000.00
Wilts FA

Applicant: Clarendon Juniors Football club
Project Title: Upgrade sports facility at Barrys Fields

View full application
 

£5000.00

 

 

 

£19000.00
FA & PC reserves

 

Minutes:

Health and Wellbeing Funding

The Board considered one bid for funding from Music for Wellbeing CIC, who had requested £850 for the Uke can do it project at Old Sarum as detailed in the report.

 

There was £7,147.50 remaining in the Health & Wellbeing budget for 2018/19.

 

Cllr McLennan had declared an interest as the applicant was his daughter. He did not take part in the discussion or vote on this application.

 

Uke Can Do It – Old Sarum Ukulele Band

A pilot collaborative community music project between Music for Wellbeing CIC, Avonbourne Care Centre and Old Sarum Primary School. To establish a fully inclusive, intergenerational ukulele band for the Old Sarum area to test popularity and see if can become a sustainable group for the community.

 

The applicant Olivia McLennan was in attendance to answer any questions. 

 

Questions:

·       The Board’s role was to provide seed funding to get things started. Answer: There is other project funding available and some participants may be able to contribute.

·       How many people would benefit? Answer: Up to 30

·       Where will the Ukes come from? Answer: They have already been donated by a charity.

 

Decision

The Southern Wiltshire Area Board awarded £850 to Music for Wellbeing CIC for the Uke Can Do it project at Old Sarum.

 

Community Grant Funding

The Board considered four applications for funding from the Community Area Grant scheme for 2018/19, as detailed in the report.

 

There was £18,109.43 remaining for Community Area Grants for 2018/19.

 

Landford Parish Council – Nomansland recreation ground, children’s play area fence

To install a fence around the play area to meet safety standards.

 

The applicant was in attendance to answer questions:

 

Questions:

·       Why was a fence required? Answer: The play area was not currently fenced in, there was a problem with dogs and the proximity to the car park.

 

Cllr Randall – This project had arisen due to the change of boundaries, as they had inherited Nomansland.

 

Decision

The Southern Wiltshire Area Board awarded £5,000 to Landford Parish Council for the Nomansland Recreation ground children’s play area fence.

 

Landford Parish Council – Landford recreation ground, installation of two bully gates.

The Landford Recreation ground play park gates were both in need of replacing to be self-closing gates in line with ROSPA recommendations. It was essential to undertake the remedial work and gate move as soon as possible as there are currently safety issues.

 

Cllr Randall - This is a Health & Safety issue, they cannot have the exit onto a fast track.

 

Cllr Clewer - If there is a Health & Safety issue it is something the PC should be doing as a matter of course.

 

 

Decision

The Southern Wiltshire Area Board awarded £1581.50 to Landford Parish Council for the Landford Recreation Ground two bully gates.

 

BWSCA - Downton Football Club lights & Netting

Additional lighting to increase the use of facilities to youth teams. Netting to protect the Leisure centre building.

 

The Manager of Downton football club not here as he was at a match. Chris Parry spoke on behalf of the application.

 

Questions:

Was the Football Association funding confirmed? Answer: Yes, if you say yes.

Area there floodlights already? Answer: Yes, on the main ground, however we are buying moveable lights which enable us to play in more areas than the main pitch.

 

The PC gave £1000 towards the project.

 

Decision

The Southern Wiltshire Area Board awarded £3,000 to BWSCA towards the Football Club flood lights and netting.

 

Clarendon Juniors Football Club – Upgrade sports facility at Barry’s Field

The improvements included a winter training area with portable floodlights, new goals improved access to toilet facilities and to the refreshments area, with improved storage. Although driven by football the project would also provide significant benefits to all users of Barry’s Fields sports ground.

 

Richard Pierce – Clarendon Juniors. We have 153 young people playing for us, and have now reached capacity.

 

What is the amount of funding from the Football Association? Answer: 10k is total from FA

 

Decision

The Southern Wiltshire Area Board awarded £5,000 to Clarendon Juniors Football club towards the upgrades at the sports facility at Barry’s Field.

 

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