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Election of Chair
The Panel is asked to elect a Chair for the duration of the meeting.
Resolved -That Councillor Shah be elected chair for the duration of the meeting.
Apologies For Absence
There were no apologies for absence received.
Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair
There were no items of urgent business received.
Declarations of Interest
To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.
Councillors Shah, Jabbar and Taylor declared non-pecuniary interests as ward councillors in the grant applications pertaining to their wards.
Public Question Time
To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.
There were no public questions for this meeting of the Sub-Committee to consider.
The Minutes of the meeting held on 26th October 2023 are attached for approval.
RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 26th October 2023 be approved as a correct record.
The LIF Cabinet Sub-Committee are asked to review the final scores and comments provided by the advisory panel and agree which applications should receive funding.
A report of the Assistant Director, Strategy and Performance on recommendations for the funding of capital projects from the Local Improvement Fund (LIF) was submitted.
It was reported that The Local Improvement Fund (LIF) in 2023/24 included £400,000 allocated as “capital grants” for projects of £10,000 or more to improve Oldham’s neighbourhoods for the benefit of residents.
The deadline for expressions of interest to the capital fund was 20th October 2023. In total 32 proposals were received. After scoring the initial proposals 19 of the expressions of interest were invited to submit full applications. The deadline for receiving full applications was Friday 26th January 2024. In total 19 full applications for the capital fund were received.
The LIF advisory panel had scored the full applications and had made recommendations which were attached to Appendix 1 to the report. The LIF Sub-Committee was asked to review the final scores and comments provided by the advisory panel and to agree which applications should receive funding.
1. That the following requests for funding from Districts were considered and determined as follows: