Decision details

Subject: Funding of Voluntary Sector Infrastructure

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Social Justice and Communities (Statutory Deputy Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to award grant funding to enable the provision of voluntary sector infrastructure support, including intensive and specialist organisational development, in Oldham for 2019/20.

Decision:

RESOLVED - To increase the funding for the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Grant whilst incorporating requirements for the provision of intensive and specialist organisational development support to the VCSFE Sector

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 – Decommissioning
Option 2 – Continue to fund both elements (Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Grant and Community Horizons Project) at the same value
Option 3 – Reduce the grant funding for Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Support and discontinue funding for Community Horizons by 10%
Option 4 – Continue to fund the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Support at the same value whilst incorporating the requirements for the provision of accommodation support to the VCSFE Sector
Option 5 (Recommended) - Increase the funding for the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Support whilst incorporating the requirements for the provision of intensive and specialist organisation development support to the VCSFE Sector
Option 6 – Increase the funding for the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Support whilst incorporating the requirements for the provision of accommodation support to the VCSFE Sector and extend the length of the funding arrangement to 3 years

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 – Decommissioning
Option 2 – Continue to fund both elements (Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Grant and Community Horizons Project) at the same value
Option 3 – Reduce the grant funding for Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Support and discontinue funding for Community Horizons by 10%
Option 4 – Continue to fund the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Support at the same value whilst incorporating the requirements for the provision of accommodation support to the VCSFE Sector
Option 6 – Increase the funding for the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Support whilst incorporating the requirements for the provision of accommodation support to the VCSFE Sector and extend the length of the funding arrangement to 3 years

Publication date: 02/12/2019

Date of decision: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 07/12/2019

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