Decision details

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.


Other Options:


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

Accompanying Documents:


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