To receive the report of the West North West Area Leader which provides the Outer West Community Committee with an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing Fund for 2016/17 and the current position of the Small Grants and skips pots. This report also provides monitoring for quarter 1 and 2 for projects funded in 2016/17, applications received for funding from the Wellbeing Revenue Fund and an update on the Youth Activity Fund.
The report of the West North West Area Leader provided the Outer West Community Committee with an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing Fund for 2016/17 and the current position of the Small Grants and skips pots.
Members were provided with quarter 1 and 2 monitoring report for projects funded in 2016/17 at appendix 1 of the submitted report.
Members were informed that the remaining budget for Wellbeing Revenue in 2016/17 was £8,864.50.
Members were asked to consider 2 large grant applications these were listed at paragraph 12 of the submitted report;
· Seagulls Reuse Limited – Owlcotes Subway. To plan, coordinate, deliver and install a large scale community mosaic for the entrance of the subway leading to the Owlcotes Centre at the end of Primrose Hill. The work would be carried out with participation and involvement of the Community.
· Outer West Environment Sub Group – Dog Fouling Campaign. To provide and fully install composite material signs designed by local primary school children as part of the Outer West Environment Sub Group Campaign against dog fouling. The signs are to be placed in suitable locations as identified through a mapping exercise undertaken of the main hotspot areas in the Outer West area.
It was noted that should these applications be approved this would leave £3,274 in the Wellbeing Revenue budget for 2016/17.
Members attention was drawn to paragraph 15 of the submitted report in relation to two small grant applications that had been submitted since the last meeting.
Members noted that the remaining balance for Capital monies was £40,300
Members were informed that a consultation exercise had taken place with young people to find out what range of activities they would like next year. The findings were attached at appendix 4 of the submitted report.
Members noted that £6,000 was to be allocated to Youth Activities Fund for Farnley and Wortley ward. The sum of £2,490 had been funded for dance sessions to be delivered in the ward, by Dance Action Zone Leeds (DAZL).
Members considered the applications provided in the supplementary information;
1. Bramley Elderley Action pop up supper at Swinnow, £2,255 requested.
2. Target Hardening Project for door and window locks, spy holes and door chains for the most vulnerable in the Outer West area. An Officer from the Police and Care and Repair were at the meeting to answer questions.
3. Youth Activities Fund: Love Pudsey Café. The request was to look at changes to the project which would include provision of workshops and food.
Cllr. R Lewis joined the meeting during the consideration of this item
RESOLVED – That the Committee:
· Note the current budget position for the revenue Wellbeing Fund 2016/17
· Note the content of the quarter 1 and 2 monitoring returns for projects funded in 2016/17 (Appendix 1)
· Consider applications received for funding from the Wellbeing Revenue pot at Table 1 (Appendix 2 and 3)
o Seagulls Reuse Limited – Owlcotes Subway - £4,360 – APPROVED
o Outer West Environment Sub Group – Dog Fouling Campaign - £1,230 – APPROVED
· Note the budget position and approvals for small grants and skips since the last meeting at Table 2
· Note the current budget position for the Capital Wellbeing Fund and consider any applications received for 2016/17
· Note the current budget position for the Youth Activities Fund and report on youth engagement consultation undertaken at Appendix 4
· Note the position of the Farnley and Wortley smaller youth activities pot
The Committee approved the following projects as set out in the supplementary information:
· Target Hardening Project for door and window locks, spy holes and door chains for the most vulnerable in the Outer West area. Members suggested an application for £1,000 for each ward should be submitted for the Wellbeing Fund round
· Youth Activities Fund: Love Pudsey Café. The request was to look at changes to the project which would include provision of workshops and food. – £2,080 - APPROVED
· The Bramley Elderly Action Pop up suppers at Swinnow was deferred for more information.