Agenda item

Finance Report

To consider the report of the Head of Locality Partnerships that provides the Community Committee with an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing Fund, Youth Activity Fund, Capital Budget, as well as the Community Infrastructure Levy Budget for 2021/22.


(Report attached)


The report of the Head of Localities Partnerships provided the Community Committee with an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing Fund, Youth Activity Fund, Capital Budget, as well as the Community Infrastructure Levy Budget for 2021/22.


The Committee were invited to review the minimum conditions as set out at paragraph 14 of the submitted report. Members agreed the minimum conditions as set out in the report.


The Community Committee were informed of the following points:

·  The total revenue budget approved by Executive Board for 2021/22 was £142,540.00. Table 1 showed a carry forward figure of £157,917.78 which included underspends from projects completed in 2020/21. £75,215.06 was allocated to projects in 2020/21 which had not yet completed. Therefore, £225,242.72 was the total funding revenue available to the Committee. Table 1 provided a breakdown of projects and showed a remaining balance of £168,043.68.

·  Members were invited to consider wellbeing budget ring-fences with the following being approved

o  Small and Grants and Skips £6,000 with £2,000 per ward

o  Community Engagement £1,500, £500 per ward

o  Grit Bins – allocation was £1,934.88 -  Armley ward £564.34 for 7 blue grit bins, Bramley and Stanningley ward £886.82 for 11 blue grit bins and Kirkstall ward £483.72 for 6 blue grit bins.

o  Inner West Youth Summit – £1,500 had been allocated based on previous years allocation to be split £500 per ward. However, after discussions the Committee agreed to increase the amount by £250 per ward to £750 per ward.

o  CCTV cameras – allocated £6,000 towards ongoing cost of the cameras. Each ward has 2 cameras at a cost of £2,000 per ward.

·  Members were invited to consider the following wellbeing and capital projects:






Armley Festival

Armley Action Team




Youth View and Game Safety

Geeks Room CIC


Bramley & Stanningley



Leeds Hyde Park Football Season 2021/22

Leeds Hyde Park Sports Club





Bramley After School Hub Klub

Kidz Klub Leeds

Bramley & Stanningley



Jaily Fields Park Play

Active Leeds




Leeds Money Buddies

Burmantofts Community Project


Bramley & Stanningley



Armley £5,437.50 

Bramley& Stanningley



·  Members were invited to note the delegated decisions taken since the last meeting.

·  Monitoring information was provided on The Memory Bank Mural.

·  The Youth Activities Fund available for 2021/22 is £74,681.34. Members were advised that a total of £18,868.50 had been allocated to projects which was set out in Table 2, which left a remaining balance of £54,238.14.

·  Table 3 summarised the capital budget which showed that there had been an injection of money in May 2021, to this budget. The Committee was advised that the current budget is £25,108.84.

·  Table 4 showed the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). It was advised that there is £82,153.84 currently available to spend. £5,570 had been allocated to Outdoor Classroom and activity equipment, at West Leeds Activity Centre.


Members discussions included:

·  The timescales for the Youth Summit. Members were of the view that the session should follow a format of being held in the Civic Hall, with lunch provided at the Rose Bowl. Members were of this opinion that this format had proved successful previously.

·  The Committee made an appeal to organisations and clubs from the Inner West area who provide activities for children and young people to make applications to the Committee for future funding.

·  Members requested that when applications are submitted to the Committee that evidence be provided on how many recipients of the funding are from the Inner West area.

·  Members encouraged bids for the Christmas Lights in Bramley.


RESOLVED – To note

a. The Minimum Conditions, to also review and agree (paragraph 14)

b. Details of the Wellbeing Budget position (Table 1)

c. Proposed Ring Fences (paragraph 19 onwards outcomes as set out above)

d. Wellbeing proposals for consideration and approval (paragraph 27 onwards outcomes as set out above).

e. Details of the projects approved via Delegated Decision (paragraph 32)

f. Monitoring information of its funded projects (paragraph 34 onwards)

g. Details of the Youth Activities Fund (YAF) position (Table 2)

h. Details of the Small Grants & Skips budget Budget (paragraph 42)

i. Details of the Capital Budget (Table 3)

j. Details of the Community Infrastructure Levy Budget (Table 4)

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