Community Investment Fund (VCS Commissioning)
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet considered a report of the Executive Director (Adults and Communities) setting out proposals for community investment and support designed to create a stronger and more resilient local voluntary and community sector by creating a £1.5 million community investment fund for local services.
1. That the creation of a £1.5m Community Investment Fund for three years for Southend as outlined in the submitted report, be approved.
2. That the existing grants be extended as set out in appendix 1 to the report to support the process.
Reasons for Decisions:
To create a £1.5m Community Investment Fund for three years in Southend-on-Sea and to extend the existing grants as set out in appendix 1 to the report.
The Implementation of the recommendations will shift the relationship from engagement and consultation towards community ownership and coproduction and support the development of a culture of community ownership and resilience, and build on learning and community energy generated in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
As set out in the submitted report.
Note: This is an Executive Function
Eligible for call-in to: Policy & Resources Scrutiny Committee
Cabinet Member: Cllr Gilbert
Report author: Benedict Leigh
Publication date: 06/11/2020
Date of decision: 03/11/2020
Decided at meeting: 03/11/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 14/11/2020