Agenda Item No


The Vale of Glamorgan Council

Cabinet Meeting: 04 February 2013

Cabinet Member for Leisure, Parks, Culture & Sports Development

Penarth Arts and Crafts Ltd Funding


Purpose of the Report

1.         To seek the approval of Cabinet on the award of further funding to Penarth Arts & Crafts Ltd in respect of the operation of the Oriel Washington Gallery.


1.         Cabinet approve grant funding to Penarth Arts & Crafts ltd. in the sum of £13,500 per annum, payable annually in advance, for the three years commencing 1 April 2013.

Reasons for the Recommendations

2.         To provide core funding towards the continued work of the organisation.


2.         Penarth Arts & Crafts ltd. is a Company Limited by Guarantee and is a registered charity, the purpose of which is to operate the Oriel Washington Gallery, Penarth.

3.         The organisation's current agreement with the Council, providing funding in the sum of £13,500 per annum ends at 31 March 2013. The organisation has requested the Council give consideration to the granting of further funding.

Relevant Issues and Options

4.         As the level of service to be provided is the same as previously, it has been concluded that further funding could be provided in the sum of £13,500 per annum, unchanged from that last year. A lesser amount would seriously impair the ability of the organisation to operate the gallery and the continuing development of the Penarth Pier Pavilion.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

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

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

6.         There are no direct sustainability and climate change implications arising out of this report.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

7.         There are no direct legal implications arising from this report. A Deed of Grant will be prepared which will outline the responsibilities of the organisation for proper accounting of its work.

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 organisation provides educational outreach work to children who would not have the opportunity to participate in high quality art activities. 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

Beverly Noon, Operational Manager - Corporate Policy and Communications


Officers Consulted

Tracey Harding, Arts Development Officer

Tony Williams, Accountant

Jodi Winter, Operational Manager - Legal Services


Responsible Officer:

Sian Davies, Managing Director