Agenda Item No. 12


The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Voluntary Sector Joint Liaison Committee: 10 July 2013


Report of the Managing Director


Voluntary Action Scheme Priorities for Funding 2014/15


Purpose of the Report

1.             To seek the views of the committee in respect of the priorities for funding and other arrangements in respect of the Council's Voluntary Action Scheme 2014/15.


That Committee consider the arrangements and priorities for funding in respect of the Council's Voluntary Action Scheme 2014/15 and recommend accordingly to Cabinet.

Reason for the Recommendation

To progress the Voluntary Action Scheme 2014/15.


2.             The arrangements and priorities for funding under this scheme are reconsidered at annual intervals by this Committee.

Relevant Issues and Options

3.             Committee is asked to consider the arrangements and priorities for funding in respect of the scheme for 2014/15.

4.             Relevant Council partnerships have been requested to review the arrangements and their priorities and these have been incorporated in the document at Appendix "A" to this report. The changes from that previously agreed by this Committee are minimal.   

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

5.             The sum available for grants from this scheme 2014/15, subject to the necessary budget being approved, net of the forward commitments already given, would be £45,000 ( £203,000 total funding less £158,000 forward commitments).  Financial provision, if approved, will be held within the general policy revenue budget, (£203,000 2013/14).

Sustainability and Climate Change Implications

6.             There are no 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.

Crime and Disorder Implications

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

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

9.             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

10.        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

11.        This is a matter for Executive decision.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

12.        No consultation has taken place.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

13.        Corporate Resources

Background Papers


Contact Officer

Tony Williams, Accountant, Finance, ICT & Property

Tel: 01446 709250

Officers Consulted

Head of Business Management & Innovation (Social Services), Principal Community Safety Officer, Learning & Skills Partnership Officer, Children & Young People's Partnership Manager, Operational Manager Countryside & Economic Projects (Development Services).  

Responsible Officer:

Managing Director