To consider the report of the Head of Locality Partnerships which provides an update on the budget position for the Wellbeing Fund, Youth Activity Fund Capital Budget, as well as the Community Infrastructure Levy budget for 2022/23.
The report of the Head of Locality 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 2022/23.
Robbie Hawley, Localities Officer presented the report.
The following was discussed:
· Members attention was brought to the minimum conditions required for delegated decisions to be taken. These were outlined in paragraph 14 of the report and Members were invited to review and approve this conditions.
· Members were informed of the approved budget for 2022/23 which worked out at £57,643 per ward.
· How to encourage organisations to become sustainable with regard to ongoing revenue cots and also encouraging and assisting new organisations to bid for funding.
· Wellbeing Budget Ring Fences for 2022/23 – Members were supportive of the budget ring fences for 2022/23 as outlined in the report.
· Projects for consideration. The following was discussed:
o St Luke’s Charity Shop Accessible WC - £5,000 was requested to be split between Beeston & Holbeck and Hunslet & Riverside Wards. It was not felt that there would be a benefit to Beeston & Holbeck and it was proposed to approve £2,500 from Hunslet & Riverside.
o The Middleton Rugby Engagement Project – members requested that this application be deferred so that extra information could be requested.
o Great Get Together Cross Flatts Park, Beeston – £3,500 was requested from Beeston & Holbeck and Hunslet & Riverside wards. Although Members were supportive of the project there was some concern with regard to the lack of notice and consultation with Ward Members. It was proposed to provide £500 funding from each of the Wards concerned.
o Inner South Area – New Activity Equipment - £19,582 was requested. Members expressed some concern regarding the breakdown of costs and requested the application be deferred so that further information could be provided.
o Hydro Citizens - £3,500. Members were supportive of this application and it was proposed that funding be used from the Community Infrastructure Levy budget.
o All other projects were recommended for approval.
· Delegated decisions approved since the last meeting.
· Remaining funds in the Youth Activities Fund, Capital and Community Infrastructure Levy Budgets.
1. That the Minimum Conditions be agreed.
2. That the proposed ring fences be approved.
3. That details of the Wellbeing Budget position be noted.
4. That the following wellbeing proposals be approved:
o Community Edible Estate - £3,500
o Friends of Middleton Park Summer Programme - £3,000
o Great Get Together Cross Flatts Park, Beeston - £1,000 (£500 each from Beeston & Holbeck and Hunslet and Riverside Wards)
o Operation Mineral Inner South - £2,715
o Hydro Citizens £3,500 – To be funded from Community Infrastructure Levy budget
o Festive Lights at Hunslet Carr - £3,964
o Cottingley Fencing Scheme - £10,863
o Skating Galore at Holbeck Moor - £1,023
o Hunslet Moor Activity Day - £2,060
o Middleton Park Activity Days - £4,120
o Beeston & Holbeck Out of Schools £3,400 (YAF)
o Hunslet and Riverside Holiday Project - £5,925 (YAF)
o Middleton Park Out of School Activities - £5,925
o Hunslet Community Gala 2022 - £3,630
o Healthy Holidays - £4,160
5. That the following wellbeing applications be deferred:
o The Middleton Engagement Rugby Project
o Inner South Area – New Activity Equipment
6. That details of projects approved by Delegated Decision be noted.
7. That monitoring information of funded projects be noted.
8. That details of the Youth Activities Fund be noted.
9. That details of the Small Grants budget be noted.
10.That details of the Community Skips budget be noted.
11.That details of the Capital budget be noted.
12.That details of the Community Infrastructure Levy be noted.