Agenda Item No


The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Welsh Church Act Estate Committee 21 November 2011


Report of the Director of Finance ICT and Property


Applications for Financial Assistance


Purpose of the Report

1.             To consider further applications for financial assistance from the Welsh Church Act Estate


1.             That committee considers the applications for grant assistance as set out at Appendix A to this report.

Reasons for the Recommendations

Having regard to the budget available and sums previously awarded.


2.             The purposes for which the Welsh Church Act fund may make grants is set out at Appendix B to this report.

Relevant Issues and Options

3.             Appendix A to this report sets out a summary of the applications to be considered.

4.             Appendix C to this report sets out the fund’s approved revenue estimates for the current financial year.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment and Climate Change, if appropriate)

5.             The sum of £42,000 has been provided for grants in the Trust’s approved revenue estimates 2011/12.Grants approved to date amount to £9,500. Grants recommended in this report amount to £10,500.

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 charitable purposes for which the fund may be applied are set out in the "scheme for the administration of the trust". Applicants are asked to indicate how they will address equal opportunities and how they will demonstrate this.

Corporate/Service Objectives

9.             The sole concern of the committee is to act in the best interest of the Trust

Policy Framework and Budget

10.        Not applicable

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

11.        Not applicable

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

12.        None

Background Papers

Letters of application and grant application forms

Contact Officer

Mr AD Williams


Directorate of Finance, ICT and Property

Tel: 01446 709250


Officers Consulted



Responsible Officer:

Director of Finance, ICT & Property