NH-2019-20-022 - Review of Grant Funded Community Centres

Closed 10 Sep 2018

Opened 27 Jul 2018


Overview of proposal

A reduction of 50% for two consecutive years to the overall Community Centres grant budget in 2019/20 and 2020/21

Overall impact of proposed change

The reduction will achieve a saving of £202,640 in year 1 and a saving of £101,320 in year 2, giving a total saving of £303,960. This would leave a budget available of £101,320 available in year 3 for distribution to grant funded community centres.

Impact on affected Service Users

Each of the 15 grant funded centres is responsible for managing its own budget - it is not possible to say what the overall impact would be to each centre

Although there have been some reductions in funding, community centres have received funding from the Council for a number of years at a similar level each year. Previous proposals to reduce funding to individual centres have resulted in claims from centres that they would not be able to survive a reduction.

Services delivered through centres are not commissioned. Quarterly reports are provided on areas of activity from individual centres.

The remaining monies available could be used to create a community investment fund. This could allow centres to bid for funding to deliver commissioned or targeted relevant services in their areas.

Savings Total:  £309,960

You can find the full proposal document, which includes the Equality Impact Assessment, below in the related documents section.


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