Agenda Item No
The Vale of Glamorgan Council
Cabinet Meeting: 1st October 2012
Report of the Leader
Christmas Grants 2012
Purpose of the Report
To seek the views of Cabinet on the award of grants as above.
The sum to be made available to each Town / Community Council for
Christmas CASH funding 2012 be maintained at £450.
The per capita sum to be made available to pensioner and similar
organisations for Christmas Lunches 2012 be maintained at £4.
Reasons for the Recommendations
1-2 To award grants in accordance
with the approved scheme.
In previous years Town / Community Councils have been requested to
submit suitable "Christmas feature" projects for CASH funding, and
pensioner and similar organisations have been invited to apply for
financial assistance towards provision of a Christmas lunch for
their members. (Cabinet minute 1458 05.10.11 refers).
Relevant Issues and Options
In respect of Christmas CASH, the sum made available to Town /
Community Council's last year was £450. The total cost of this
grant is £11,700 per annum.
In respect of pensioner and similar organisations Christmas
lunches, the sum made available last year was £4 per capita. The
total cost of this grant is approximately £9,000 per annum.
It is proposed that both the grants as above be maintained at the
same level as last year.
The responsibility for approving the allocation of CASH grants has
been delegated to the Director of Resources in consultation with
the relevant Cabinet Member.
Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)
Financial provision has been made for grants within the policy
revenue budget 2012/13.
Sustainability and Climate Change Implications
There are no sustainability and climate change implications.
Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)
There are no direct legal implications arising from this
Crime and Disorder Implications
10. The funding of the
voluntary sector should assist in increasing social inclusion and
Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language
11. The core eligibility
criteria, provided to all applicants, provides that all
organisations seeking funding must actively promote equal
opportunities in their operations and service delivery.
12. The proposals are in
accordance with the corporate priorities of the Council.
Policy Framework and Budget
13. This is a matter for
Executive decision by the Cabinet.
Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)
14. No consultation has
Relevant Scrutiny Committee
Grant application forms.
Mr AD Williams
Finance, ICT & Property
Tel: 01446 709250