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Agenda Item No.

 

THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL

 

CABINET: 18TH MARCH, 2013

 

REFERENCE FROM VOLUNTARY SECTOR JOINT LIAISON COMMITTEE: 27TH FEBRUARY, 2013

 

 

“           ALLOCATION OF FUNDING UNDER THE VOLUNTARY ACTION SCHEME 2013/14 (DR) –

 

Members’ views were sought on the award of funding under the Council’s Voluntary Action Scheme 2013/14.

 

The various appendices to the report

 

·                    summarised the applications received and the 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 applied to all applicants

·                    provided details of grants already committed in respect of 2013/14 and 2014/15.

 

Members were informed that the individual application forms were available for inspection should they wish to do so.

 

The total sum available for allocation in 2013/14 was £121,000.  Due to the limited resources available, those applications recommended for approval had been allocated funding less than requested and, as a consequence, it was recognised that projects might need to be scaled down.  Were that to be the case, suitable output indicators would be agreed by the Chairman of the Committee prior to the projects being allowed to proceed and reported back to this Committee for information.  Members were reminded that should they wish to amend the allocations as contained within Appendix A to the report, the amount of funding available would remain at £121,000.

 

Further clarification was sought in respect of certain of the applications.  Discussion ensued in particular on the merits of supporting the application relating to Pen yr Enfys, a view being expressed that it could be said that the Council was already providing that service and that, were the application to be supported, another would lose funding.  Discussion also focussed on the application from Barry Elim Church, the relevant officer explaining the rationale behind the project and its potential value in addressing the issue of secondary school age young people in danger of being not in education, employment or training (NEET).  Members agreed that a progress report on the Elim Church project should be submitted to this Committee.

 

AGREED –

 

(1)       T H A T the following applications for grant assistance, as highlighted below, be recommended to Cabinet for approval:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Draft Allocation

 

 

 

 

 

2013/14

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

 

Ref

Applicant

Project

Grant

Single Yr

Multi Yr

 

 

 

 

Requested

Funding

Funding

Funding

Funding

Comments

 

 

 

Per annum*

 

 

 

 

 

 

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

£’000

 

FORWARD COMMITMENTS ALREADY GRANTED

 

0

82

37

0

 

Grants now recommended under 2013/14 scheme:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applicants seeking one year funding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Avian Community Business Ltd

Belvedere Cr., Barry, garden operative – Employee costs f/t

14

0

0

0

0

Low priority

 

Applicants seeking two year funding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

The Castaways

(Largely previous clients of Rondell Hse.)

Development of older peoples’ luncheon club – Accommodation rental costs (7 hrs / wk @ £9.50 / hr) plus other running costs

5

0

5

5

0

New organisation commenced operation in October 2011.

High priority

 

3

Drop In Centre Development Trust

Castleland Community Centre – Employee costs f/t 2 posts IT officer and park co-ordinator

51

0

0

0

0

Low priority

 

4

Bro Radio

Sales and fundraising manager – Employee costs f/t

15

0

0

0

0

Ongoing core funding £24k pa agreed to 31.03.14

Low priority

 

Applicants seeking three year funding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

ABCD Cymru

Outreach service across the Vale aimed at the

21

0

14

14

0

Medium priority

 

 (Minority ethnic children / young people with disabilities)

(Cardiff based)

needs of the BME in the community – Employee costs p/t £14k + central admin

Towards direct employee costs only

Review in respect of third year funding

 

6

Alzheimer’s Society, Cardiff &

Signposting service in the western Vale –

14

0

10

10

10

High priority

 

VoG

Employee costs p/t £10k + central admin

Towards direct employee costs only

 

 

7

Atal Y Fro

EPIC early intervention programme to prevent

31

0

23

23

23

VAS funding £30k pa to end 31.03.13 (Early

 

(Previously Vale Women’s Aid)

domestic abuse based at Cadoxton House – employee costs p/t £23k + central admin

Towards direct employee costs only

intervention in ongoing domestic abuse.

 

8

Pen yr Enfys

(Previously S Glam Cl on Alcohol) (In collaboration with Atal Y Fro)

Cadoxton House administrator – employee costs f/t £17k

21

0

0

0

0

(Pen yr Enfys VAS ongoing funding – Outreach from Barry centre – development officer p/t £10k pa to end 31.03.14) No valid exit strategy

High priority but concerns regarding methodology of funding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Barry Elim Church

“Can Do” project aimed at those in danger of

35

0

20

20

20

Medium Priority

 

 

becoming NEET – Employee costs p/t 1.5 fte £35k

Towards direct employee costs only

 

 


 

 

10

The Intersensory Club

Wheelchair / Bicycle tandem scheme for the disabled – volunteers expenses

3

0

0

0

0

Similar applications received in each of the last three years and declined.

Refer to smaller grants scheme for further consideration as and when scheme operational in Vale Council’s area.

 

11

Major Music

“Musical creative and participation – the

16

0

12

12

12

VAS previously funded 03/4 £7k, 04/5 £7.5k,

 

(Llantwit Major leisure centre)

soundtrack to young people’s lives” – Employee costs tutors / co-ordinators p/t £12k + equipment and admin costs £4k

(VoG Youth Service will contribute to shortfall)

Towards direct employee costs only

05/06 £3k, 08/09 £24k, 10/11 £20k

No valid exit strategy

Medium priority

 

12

Penarth Arts & Crafts Ltd.

Gallery additional funding towards admin / education / exhibition staff

25

0

0

0

0

Ongoing core funding £13.5k pa / £20k pa towards pier redevelopment

Low priority

 

13

The Prince’s Trust

The Fairbridge Programme supporting disengaged young people – Employee costs p/t £9k + admin costs

19

0

0

0

0

Low priority

 

14

Urdd Gobiath Cymru

Welsh language youth development course

17

0

10

10

10

High priority

 

 

based at Bro Morganwg – Employee costs f/t £20k + £7k admin costs anticipating £10k contribution from Vale

Towards direct employee costs only

 

 

15

Vale People First

(in collaboration with Cardiff & Vale Parents Federation)

“Respite Matters” – facilitation of short breaks for carers with learning difficulties – Employee costs p/t £18k + admin costs

28

0

0

0

0

No valid exit strategy

Low priority

 

16

Vale Volunteer Bureau

Supported volunteering project for those

37

0

27

27

27

Ongoing core funding from Policy £32.5k pa

 

 

25+yoa economically inactive, to complement existing scheme for younger age group included in ongoing core funding – Employee costs f/t £27k + admin costs

Towards direct employee costs only

agreed to 31.03.15

Medium priority

 

 

TOTAL NOW RECOMMENDED

 

121

121

102

TOTAL NOW RECOMMENDED

 

OVERALL TOTAL APPROVED

 

203

158

102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUDGET (ASSUMED)

£203,000

* approximate

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

(2)       T H A T a progress report in respect of the Elim Church project be submitted to this Committee in 12 months from the commencement of the project.

 

Reasons for recommendations

 

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

 

(2)       To monitor the position.”

 

 

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Members requiring sight of the various appendices referred to above should make application to Democratic and Scrutiny Services

 

 

 

 

 

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