Agenda Item No 6

The Vale of Glamorgan Council


Welsh Church Act Estate Committee: 11th October 2017


Report of the Managing Director


Applications for Financial Assistance 2017/18     


Purpose of the Report

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


  1. That Committee considers and approves the applications for grant assistance as set out at Appendix A to this report.
  2. That Committee agree that an additional tranche is brought in 2017/18 following the additional 15th December 2017 deadline.

Reason for the Recommendations

1-2    In furtherance of the objectives of the Trust.


  1. The Welsh Church Act Estate Committee has delegated authority to manage in accordance with "The Scheme" the Welsh Church Act Estate as vested in the Council.
  2. The purposes for which the Welsh Church Act fund may make grants is set out in summary at Appendix B to this report.
  3. The applications received are set out in Appendix A to this report.

Relevant Issues and Options

  1. Appendix A to this report sets out a summary of the applications to be considered.
  2. Appendix C to this report sets out the fund's revenue estimates for the current financial year.

Resource Implications (Financial and Employment)

  1. The sum of £48,000 has been provided for grants in the Trust's revenue estimates for 2017/18. It is recommended that an allocation of £22,125 is made for applications for grant assistance as set out at Appendix A to this report. This leaves a balance of £12,860 to be allocated and it is proposed that a further deadline for applications is set for 15th December 2017 to maximise the number of awards made in 2017/18.

Sustainability and Climate Change implications

  1. There are no sustainability and climate change implications.

Legal Implications (to Include Human Rights Implications)

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

Crime and Disorder Implications

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

Equal Opportunities Implications (to include Welsh Language issues)

  1. 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

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

Policy Framework and Budget

  1. Not applicable

Consultation (including Ward Member Consultation)

  1. Not applicable

Relevant Scrutiny Committee

  1. None

Background Papers

Letters of application and grant application forms

Contact Officer

Gemma Jones

Principal Accountant


Directorate of Resources

Tel: 01446 709152

Officers Consulted


Responsible Officer:

Rob Thomas

Managing Director