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Agenda Item No

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Welsh Church Act Estate Committee: 14 January 2013

 

Report of the Managing Director

 

Applications for Financial Assistance

 

Purpose of the Report

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

Recommendation

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

Reason for the Recommendation

Having regard to the budget available and sums previously awarded.

Background

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)

5.             The sum of £29,000 has been provided for grants in the Trust’s approved revenue estimates 2012/13.Grants approved to date amount to £14,500. Grants recommended in this report amount to £4,500.

Sustainability and Climate Change implications

6.             There are no sustainability and climate change implications.

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 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

10.        The sole concern of the Committee is to act in the best interest of the Trust.

Policy Framework and Budget

11.        Not applicable.

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

12.        Not applicable.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

13.        None.

Background Papers

Letters of application and grant application forms.

Contact Officer

Mr. A.D. Williams, Accountant, Directorate of Finance, ICT and Property

Tel: 01446 709250

Officers Consulted

None.

Responsible Officer:

Managing Director