Agenda Item No.
THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL
CABINET: 7TH SEPTEMBER, 2011
REFERENCE FROM VOLUNTARY SECTOR JOINT LIAISON COMMITTEE: 13TH JULY, 2011
"190 VOLUNTARY ACTION SCHEME - AGE CONCERN (DFICTP) -
Approval was sought to review a scheme submitted by Age Concern for which funding had been approved by the Committee but which had since been reduced in scope without the Committee being notified. Age Concern had been awarded a lesser grant than applied for and Ms. Burris explained there had been a consequent need to reduce the projects to be delivered. She had, in fact, notified officers within the Council of that fact when the grant offer had been made but that the timing of that notification had not coincided with the date of the last Committee. She confirmed that delivery of the reduced scheme had been held in abeyance and that continuing delay could jeopardise the same. After discussing the proposed revision to the scope of the scheme and the reasons behind that revision, Members agreed the revision was acceptable.
Members stressed however that should a similar situation arise, the issue must be flagged up immediately with the Council to allow full consultation. Officers would work with the organisation concerned to develop projects which best met the Council’s requirements and any amendments to schemes funded by the Committee would be reported back for further consideration. To avoid any unnecessary time delay, Members agreed that where required the Chairman should be authorised to agree such revisions which would subsequently be reported back to Committee for information.
AGREED - T H A T the proposed changes to the scheme submitted by Age Concern be accepted and that Cabinet be asked to authorise the Chairman of the Committee to agree such revisions as required in order to avoid any undue time delay, any such agreements to be subsequently reported back to Committee for information.
Reason for decision
To allow the revised scheme to proceed and to prevent undue delay in implementation."
Attached as Appendix - Report to Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee - 13th July, 2011