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Agenda Item No.

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

CABINET: 15TH FEBRUARY, 2012

 

REFERENCE FROM VOLUNTARY SECTOR JOINT LIAISON COMMITTEE: 8TH FEBRUARY, 2012

 

 

“           ALLOCATION OF FUNDING UNDER THE VOLUNTARY ACTION SCHEME 2012/13 (DFICTP) -

 

Members’ views were sought on the award of funding under the Council’s Voluntary Action Scheme 2012/13.

 

The various appendices to the report

 

  • summarised the applications received and Partnership Co-ordinators’ views and recommendations in respect of each
  • set out the Application Evaluation forms completed by the Partnership Co-ordinators
  • set out the 'Application Guidelines' supplied to all applicants
  • contained copies of the application forms as submitted
  • detailed grants already committed in respect of 2012/13 and 2013/14.

 

It was noted that the sum available for allocation, based on the necessary funding being approved by the Council, was £62k.

 

AGREED - T H A T the following applications for grant assistance, as highlighted below, be recommended to Cabinet for approval:

 

Reason for decision

 

To progress the award of grants in accordance with the approved scheme.

 


 

VOLUNTARY SECTOR JOINT LIAISON COMMITTEE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTARY ACTION SCHEME APPLICATIONS 2012/13

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix "A"

 

 

 

 

Draft Allocation

 

 

 

 

 

2012/13

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

 

 

 

 

Grant

Single Yr

Multi Yr

 

Ref

Applicant

Project

Requested

Funding

Funding

Funding

Funding

Comments

 

 

 

Per annum*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

£'000

 

FORWARD COMMITMENTS ALREADY GRANTED.

 

0

141

45

0

 

Grants now recommended under 2012/13 scheme:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants seeking one year funding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Age Concern Cardiff & the Vale

Refurbishment of Senior Health Shop

Holton Rd., Barry

18

10

0

0

0

Recommendation excludes works to shop front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy wealthy and wise clubs funded through VAS av £15kpa until 31.03.14

 

 

- General costs of refurbishment

Social services views:

 

 

 

 

Ongoing funding c£220kpa from Social Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High priority for support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants seeking two year funding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

ValePlus

Western Vale outreach project based in Llantwit Major

28

0

0

0

0

VAS funding c £21kpa "Moving Forward - returning to learning" to end 31.03.12

 

 

Social services views:

 

 

 

 

Low priority for support

 

 

- Employee costs p/t  plus overheads plus

premises rental

CYPP views:

 

 

 

 

Insufficient information to support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants seeking three year funding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Action on Hearing Loss Cymru

Hearing aid support in the community

20

0

0

0

0

Overhead costs of £10k would be self funded

 

 

- Employee costs p/t (3 days per week)

Social services views:

 

 

 

 

Medium priority for support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Victim Support Cymru

Support to victims of anti social behaviour and hate incidents, based at Barry Fire Station

34

0

35

33

33

Regarded as a gap in current service provision

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 - Employee costs f/t plus running expenses

Community Safety views:

 

 

 

 

First priority for Safer Vale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Atal Y Fro

(Previously Women's Aid)

Further development of early intervention

programme for domestic abuse, based at Cadoxton Hse.

32

0

0

0

0

One outreach worker (female) funded through VAS £30kpa until 31.03.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social Services funding £68k ending 31.03.12

 

 

- Employee costs f/t provision

 

 

 

 

 

This application is to fund a second outreach worker (male) 

 

 

 

Community Safety views:

 

 

 

 

Second priority for Safer Vale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Friends of Pedal Power

Extending cycling opportunities to the disabled

28

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

 

 

- Instructors p/t, hire of bikes etc.

Social services views:

 

 

 

 

Medium priority for support

 

 

 

CYPP views:

 

 

 

 

Medium / Low priority for support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

Epilepsy Wales

Outreach work in the community

22

0

0

0

0

More appropriate for "Health" funding

 

 

- Development officer p/t

Social services views:

 

 

 

 

Low priority for support

 

 

 

CYPP views:

 

 

 

 

Low priority for support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

The Intersensory Club

Wheelchair / bicycle tandem scheme for the disabled

5

0

0

0

0

Costs for volunteer expenses appear high

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low priority for support

 

 

- Contribution towards overall costs

Social services views:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Elim Elevate

Promotion of health & wellbeing among children & young people

30

0

0

0

0

Project / organisation not joined into the current services providers

 

 

CYPP views:

 

 

 

 

Low priority for support

 

 

- Employee cost 80% f/t plus overheads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

Barnardo's

Counselling vulnerable pupils in schools

36

0

0

0

0

Reservations as to high levels of overhead costs included

 

 

- Employee costs plus overheads

CYPP views:

 

 

 

 

Low priority for support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing funding c£162k from CYPP for school based counselling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing funding c£162k from Social Services - Childrens services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

Crossroads Care in the Vale (EMI)

On-call support to carers 

13

0

0

0

0

Concerns as to duplication of funding

 

 

- Employee costs plus overheads

Social services views:

 

 

 

 

Low priority for support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Care & Repair in the Vale

Falls prevention project

10

0

0

0

0

Costs appear high in relation to outputs

 

 

- Contribution towards overall costs

Social services views:

 

 

 

 

Medium priority for support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing funding £19kpa from Social Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13

Pen-yr Enfys (Previously S Glam Cl on Alcohol)

Anger and stress management counselling at Cadoxton House

24

0

0

0

0

Outreach funded through VAS £10kpa until 31.03.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Employee costs f/t  plus overheads

Community Safety views:

 

 

 

 

Third priority for Safer Vale

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14

Penarth Live at Home Scheme

Supporting older people to live independently

4

0

4

4

4

Support of elderly in their own homes seen as high priority

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

-General contribution towards their activities and administration costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social services views:

 

 

 

 

High priority for support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

Vale People First

Bringing multi media to the young disabled

18

0

0

0

0

Potential to raise funds elsewhere

 

 

- Employee costs p/t plus rental of IT equipment and other overheads

CYPP views:

 

 

 

 

Low priority, support in principle only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing core funding £16kpa from Social Services

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ongoing Family First funding c£5kpa from CYPP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Major Music

Musical creativity and participation at Llantwit Major Leisure Centre

28

0

0

0

0

VAS substantial funding in previous years / ASB issues greater in Barry than LM

 

 

CYPP views:

 

 

 

 

Low priority, support in principle only

 

 

- Employee costs p/t plus equipment and

Community Safety views:

 

 

 

 

Fourth priority for Safer Vale

 

 

administration / management overheads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

Cruse Bereavement Care Cardiff

Service development

13

0

0

0

0

Service already provided for prison leavers, and also in schools

 

 

- Employee costs p/t

CYPP views:

 

 

 

 

Not supported

 

 

 

Community Safety views:

 

 

 

 

Fifth priority for Safer Vale

 

 

 

Social services views:

 

 

 

 

Low priority for support

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

18

Hafal

Family and young peoples support service

33

0

0

0

0

Children & Adolescents Mental Health Strategy extended to 18yr olds wef April 2012

 

 

(Family support service in the VoG)

- Employee costs p/t plus equipment and

administration / management overheads

Social services views:

 

 

 

 

Medium / Low priority for support

 

 

CYPP views:

 

 

 

 

Low priority, support in principle only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL NOW RECOMMENDED

 

 

10

39

37

37

TOTAL NOW RECOMMENDED

 

OVERALL TOTAL  APPROVED

 

 

190

82

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUDGET (ASSUMED)

£203,000

* average

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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