Agenda Item No


The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Cabinet Meeting 5th October 2011


Report of the Leader


Vale of Glamorgan Festival - Funding  


Purpose of the Report

1.             To seek the approval of Cabinet on the award of further funding in respect of the Vale of Glamorgan Festival.



1.             Cabinet approve grant funding to the Vale of Glamorgan Festival in the sum of £11,500 per annum, payable annually in advance, for the three years commencing 1 April 2012.

Reasons for the Recommendations

1.             To provide core funding towards the continuation of the festival.


2.             The Vale of Glamorgan Festival Council of Management is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is a registered charity, the purpose of which is to stage the annual   Vale of Glamorgan festival.

3.             The organisation's current agreement with the Council, providing funding in the sum of £11,500 per annum will end on 31 March 2012.

Relevant Issues and Options

4.             From 2012 the festival is moving from September to early spring each year, around the month of May. It is anticipated that this change will produce an increase in audience numbers and increased involvement with local schools. The duration of the festival is also expanding to ten / eleven days of events which have been funded by a substantial increase in grant from the Arts Council of Wales of £85,000 in 2012/13.

5.             The organisation has requested that the Council continue its funding in the sum of £11,500 per annum, unchanged from that provided in the current agreement.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment and Climate Change, if appropriate)

6.             Funding will be found from within the corporate policy revenue budget.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

7.             There are no direct legal implications arising from this report. Should grant funding be approved an appropriate agreement will be prepared by the Director of Legal, Public Protection and Housing Services in consultation with the Director of Finance, ICT and Property to ensure formalisation of the terms and conditions to be agreed with The Vale of Glamorgan Festival Council of Management.

Crime and Disorder Implications

8.             There are no direct crime and disorder implications arising out of this report.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

9.             The Deed of Grant includes a clause that the applicants are to comply with the Council's policies relating to equal opportunities, Welsh language, disability and race relations.

Corporate/Service Objectives

10.        The work of the organisation should contribute to the regeneration corporate priority "to work with partners to develop a sustainable community which maximises opportunities for economic growth, social improvement and environmental regeneration and protection".

Policy Framework and Budget

11.        This is a matter for executive decision.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

12.        No consultation has taken place as the subject matter of the report is not ward specific.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

13.        Corporate Resources

Background Papers



Contact Officer

Mr AD Williams


Finance, ICT & Property

Tel: 01446 709250


Officers Consulted

Operational Manager, Corporate policy & communications, Chief Executive's Department.

Responsible Officer:

Director of Finance, ICT & Property