Agenda Item No


The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee: 11 July 2012


Report of Director of Finance, ICT and Property


Voluntary Action Scheme Priorities for Funding 2013/14


Purpose of the Report

1.             To seek the views of the Committee in respect of the priorities for funding under the Council's Voluntary Action Scheme 2013/14.


That Committee consider the arrangements and priorities for funding in respect of the Council's Voluntary Action Scheme 2013/14 and recommend accordingly to Cabinet.

Reason for the Recommendation

To progress the Voluntary Action Scheme 2013/14.


2.             The arrangements and priorities for funding that were agreed in respect of the current year's scheme are set out at Appendix "A" to this report.

Relevant Issues and Options

3.             Committee is asked to consider the arrangements and priorities for funding in respect of the scheme for 2013/14.

4.             Relevant Council partnerships have been requested to review their priorities for funding and their revisions if any are incorporated in that set out at Appendix "B" to this report.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment and Climate Change as appropriate)

5.             The sum available for grants from this scheme 2013/14, subject to the necessary budget being approved, net of the forward commitments already given, would be £121,000 (£203,000 total funding less £82,000 forward commitments). Financial provision, if approved, will be held within the general policy revenue budget, (£203,000 2012/13).

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

6.             There are no direct legal implications arising from this report.

Crime and Disorder Implications

7.             The funding of the voluntary sector should assist in increasing social inclusion and reducing crime.

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

8.             The core eligibility criteria, included within the arrangements for this scheme provided to all applicants requires that all organisations seeking funding must actively promote equal opportunities in their operations and service delivery.

Corporate/Service Objectives

9.             Applicants are asked to indicate which of the corporate priorities of the Council their application addresses. The scheme's priorities for funding are in accordance with the Council's corporate priorities.

Policy Framework and Budget

10.        This is a matter for Executive decision.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

11.        No consultation has taken place.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

12.        Corporate Resources

Background Papers


Contact Officer

Mr. A.D. Williams, Accountant, Finance, ICT & Property, Tel: 01446 709250

Officers Consulted

Partnership Co-ordinator "Safer Vale" (Community Safety),

Head of Business Management & Innovation (Social Services),

Partner Co-ordinator Lifelong Learning (Vale Learning Network),

Partnership Co-ordinator Children and Young People,

Partnership Co-ordinator Economic and Environmental.

Responsible Officer:

Director of Finance, ICT & Property