Hounslow Council


Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Contact: Joti Patel, Committee Administrator, Email: joti.patel@hounslow.gov.uk : 020 85833356 

Items
No. Item

68.

Apologies for Absence,declarations of interest and other communications from Members

Decision:

There were no apologies for absence to note.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence to note.

69.

Minutes of the meeting held on 20th November 2014 and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting of 20th November 2014 were agreed and signed by the Chair.

 

Matters arising

 

Action Point, page 4:  Uttam informed Members that there had been no emerging community events held and Members would be invited to any arranged.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of 20th November 2014 were agreed and signed by the Chair.

 

Matters arising

 

Action Point, page 4:  Uttam informed Members that there had been no emerging community events held and Members would be invited to any arranged.

70.

London Borough Grants Scheme 2015/6 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

See the report presented by Uttam Gujral, Head of Community Partnerships Unit, agenda item 3, page 5 and appendix, page 10.

 

This report was for information on the allocation of the London Boroughs Grants Scheme Budget 2015/16.  Uttam referred Members to the list of borough subscriptions on page 10 and informed Members that the Borough subscription for 2015/16 was reduced by £40.00.  The Council contribution must be paid and a letter will be sent to London Borough Grants Scheme at the end of January 2015 approving the allocations.

 

There were no questions regarding the report.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the report

Minutes:

See the report presented by Uttam Gujral, Head of Community Partnerships Unit, agenda item 3, page 5 and appendix, page 10.

 

This report was for information on the allocation of the London Boroughs Grants Scheme Budget 2015/16.  Uttam referred Members to the list of borough subscriptions on page 10 and informed Members that the Borough subscription for 2015/16 was reduced by £40.00.  The Council contribution must be paid and a letter will be sent to London Borough Grants Scheme at the end of January 2015 approving the allocations.

 

There were no questions regarding the report.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the report

71.

Voluntary Sector Budget 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Decision:

See the report by Uttam Gujral, Head of Community Partnerships Unit,

 Supplementary Agenda item 4, page 1.

 

Uttam Gujral presented the report and advised Members that the agreed budget would be presented at Borough Council on 24th February 2015.

 

Uttam referred Members to the table at 3.1 of the report, page 2 listing the budget allocations for 2015/16.

 

The Committee of the Council would be asked to approve the proposed Voluntary Sector budget for 2015/2016 as set out below.

 

Detail

2014 /15

Proposed 2015/16

 

Strategic Voluntary Sector Commissioning Budget

 

1,195,000

1,095,000

Community Grant

370,000

340,000

Stronger Neighbourhood Fund

175,000

135,000

Community Youth Grant

25,000

25,000

Voluntary Sector Development

25,000

20,000

 

Community Engagement

45,000

40,000

 

Area Forum Small Grants

35,000

35,000

 

Area Forum Engagement

15,000

25,000

 

London Councils Grants Budget

280,615

280,575

 

 

 

There were no questions arising from the report.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the report.

 

 

Minutes:

See the report by Uttam Gujral, Head of Community Partnerships Unit,

 Supplementary Agenda item 4, page 1.

 

Uttam Gujral presented the report and advised Members that the agreed budget would be presented at Borough Council on 24th February 2015.

 

Uttam referred Members to the table at 3.1 of the report, page 2 listing the budget allocations for 2015/16.

 

The Committee of the Council would be asked to approve the proposed Voluntary Sector budget for 2015/2016 as set out below.

 

Detail

2014 /15

Proposed 2015/16

 

Strategic Voluntary Sector Commissioning Budget

 

1,195,000

1,095,000

Community Grant

370,000

340,000

Stronger Neighbourhood Fund

175,000

135,000

Community Youth Grant

25,000

25,000

Voluntary Sector Development

25,000

20,000

 

Community Engagement

45,000

40,000

 

Area Forum Small Grants

35,000

35,000

 

Area Forum Engagement

15,000

25,000

 

London Councils Grants Budget

280,615

280,575

 

 

 

There were no questions arising from the report.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the report.

 

 

72.

Voluntary Sector Funding - Community Grants 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

See the report by Preeti Virk, Third Sector Partnership Manager, Agenda Item 5. Page 11 and appendix at 5.1, page 18 and 5.2, page 19.

 

Stephen Frost presented the report for agreed voluntary sector funding for 2015-16.  Applications approved for funding were listed in the table at 3.5 of the report on page 13 of the Agenda.

 

In reply to a question from Councillor Dunne regarding why the funding for St Georges Youth Club was reduced, the Chair said that the work done by the club was excellent for the 16-24 age range but currently did not have a documented track record.  Part funding was agreed with a view to full funding once objectives were proven with a documented track record.

 

There were no other questions.

 

Resolved:

 

 I.     Having considered the views of the Community Investment Advisory Panel the Chair approved the funding as recommended in 3.5 of the report:

 

Organisation

Amount requested

Chair Approved

Officer Recommendations

The Conservation Volunteers

£20,000

£20,000

Cultivate London

£19,841

£19,841

Watermans

£19,996

£19,996

Groundswell

£13,300

£13,300

Spark!

£20,000

£20,000

Thameside Enterprise

£19,080

£19,080

Hounslow Phab

£20,000

£20,000

Outside Chance

£20,000

£20,000

Kids Cookery School

£  9,958

£ 9,958

Otakar Kraus Music Trust

£  9,180

£ 9,180

Our Barn Youth Club

£20,000

£20,000

Hounslow Stroke Club

£ 1,612.50

£ 1,612.50

Hounslow Toy Library

£20,000

£20,000

Retired Members Association (Asian Elders)

£  5,500

£  5,500

London Wildlife Trust

£19,926

£19,926

Brent Bereavement Service

£15,546

£15,546

Hounslow Multicultural Centre

£20,000

£20,000

Hounslow Community Association

£15,000

£15,000

Following organisations are lead member recommendations

Millan Women’s Group

£  9,320

£  9,320

St Georges Youth Club

£17,250

£12,000

Total

£315,510.50

£310,259.50

 

II.        The balance of £29,740 will be used towards funding £32,000 to Hounslow Community Network (HCN).  The balance of £2,260 will be funded from unallocated budget.

Minutes:

See the report by Preeti Virk, Third Sector Partnership Manager, Agenda Item 5. Page 11 and appendix at 5.1, page 18 and 5.2, page 19.

 

Stephen Frost presented the report for agreed voluntary sector funding for 2015-16.  Applications approved for funding were listed in the table at 3.5 of the report on page 13 of the Agenda.

 

In reply to a question from Councillor Dunne regarding why the funding for St Georges Youth Club was reduced, the Chair said that the work done by the club was excellent for the 16-24 age range but currently did not have a documented track record.  Part funding was agreed with a view to full funding once objectives were proven with a documented track record.

 

There were no other questions.

 

Resolved:

 

Having considered the views of the Community Investment Advisory Panel the Chair approved the funding as recommended in 3.5 of the report:

 

Organisation

Amount requested

Chair Approved

Officer Recommendations

The Conservation Volunteers

£20,000

£20,000

Cultivate London

£19,841

£19,841

Watermans

£19,996

£19,996

Groundswell

£13,300

£13,300

Spark!

£20,000

£20,000

Thameside Enterprise

£19,080

£19,080

Hounslow Phab

£20,000

£20,000

Outside Chance

£20,000

£20,000

Kids Cookery School

£  9,958

£ 9,958

Otakar Kraus Music Trust

£  9,180

£ 9,180

Our Barn Youth Club

£20,000

£20,000

Hounslow Stroke Club

£ 1,612.50

£ 1,612.50

Hounslow Toy Library

£20,000

£20,000

Retired Members Association (Asian Elders)

£  5,500

£  5,500

London Wildlife Trust

£19,926

£19,926

Brent Bereavement Service

£15,546

£15,546

Hounslow Multicultural Centre

£20,000

£20,000

Hounslow Community Association

£15,000

£15,000

Following organisations are lead member recommendations

Millan Women’s Group

£  9,320

£  9,320

St Georges Youth Club

£17,250

£12,000

Total

£315,510.50

£310,259.50

 

The balance of £29,740 will be used toward funding £32,000 to Hounslow Community Network (HCN).  The balance of £2,260 will be funded from unallocated budget.

73.

Stronger Neighbourhoods Grant pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Decision:

See the report presented by Stephen Frost, Principal Area Initiatives Officer, Agenda Item 6, page 41.

 

Stephen referred Members to the list of projects recommended for funding in the table at 3.5 of the report based on the assessment process undertaken by Officers. 

 

In reply to a question from Councillor Chatt about there being no funding allocation in the Feltham area, Stephen said that Feltham area had not been identified as requiring funding from this particular project.

 

There were no other questions.

 

Resolved:

 

Following consultation with Members of the Community Investment Advisory Panel, the Lead Member approved each of the funding recommendations set out in the table at 3.5 of the report subject to meeting the requirements of 3.6 of the report.

 

Lead Organisation

Partners

Grant Area

Amount

requested

Chair Approved

London Sustainability Exchange

Cultivate London

Brentford & Syon

£48,500

£48,500

Butts Farm Working Together Group

Methodist Church, Richmond Housing Partnership and Hanworth Villa Academy

Hanworth

£48,750

£48,750

Flourish

TW4CDT, Action Acton and Hounslow Somali Association

Heston & Cranford

£48,750

£48,750

IvybridgeLink

All Soul’s Church and other centre users

Isleworth

£48,602

£48,602

Total

 

 

£194,602.00

£194,602.00

 

Minutes:

See the report presented by Stephen Frost, Principal Area Initiatives Officer, Agenda Item 6, page 41.

 

Stephen referred Members to the list of projects recommended for funding in the table at 3.5 of the report based on the assessment process undertaken by Officers. 

 

In reply to a question from Councillor Chatt about there being no funding allocation in the Feltham area, Stephen said that Feltham area had not been identified as requiring funding from this particular project.

 

There were no other questions.

 

Resolved:

 

Following consultation with Members of the Community Investment Advisory Panel, the Lead Member approved each of the funding recommendations set out in the table at 3.5 of the report subject to meeting the requirements of 3.6 of the report.

 

Lead Organisation

Partners

Grant Area

Amount

requested

Chair Approved

London Sustainability Exchange

Cultivate London

Brentford & Syon

£48,500

£48,500

Butts Farm Working Together Group

Methodist Church, Richmond Housing Partnership and Hanworth Villa Academy

Hanworth

£48,750

£48,750

Flourish

TW4CDT, Action Acton and Hounslow Somali Association

Heston & Cranford

£48,750

£48,750

IvybridgeLink

All Soul’s Church and other centre users

Isleworth

£48,602

£48,602

Total

 

 

£194,602.00

£194,602.00

 

 

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74.

Thriving Communities Strategy pdf icon PDF 161 KB

-       For information only

Decision:

See the report by Dr Ellie Francis-Brophy, Principal Community Investment Officer, Agenda Item 7, page 48.

 

Stephen Frost said that this report was for Members information on the progress of the Thriving Communities Funding Plan as part of the Thriving Communities and VCSE Sector Strategy 2015-2019.

 

There were no questions on this report.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the report.

Minutes:

See the report by Dr Ellie Francis-Brophy, Principal Community Investment Officer, Agenda Item 7, page 48.

 

Stephen Frost said that this report was for Members information on the progress of the Thriving Communities Funding Plan as part of the Thriving Communities and VCSE Sector Strategy 2015-2019.

 

There were no questions on this report.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the report.

75.

PREVENT

-       Verbal update

Decision:

Joan Conlon, Community Inclusion and Participation  Officer, provided Members with an update on the PREVENT Strategy and the use of the funding approved by Members.

 

-          Part of the funding had been allocated to meet the roll out of WRAP3 training. a new Home Office requirement for specified bodies, including the police, prisons, local authorities, schools and universities, to have due regard to ‘preventing people being drawn into terrorism’. Training for all relevant authorities across the Borough was being delivered by Joan and two other Home Office approved intervention providers.

-          Part of the funding had been allocated to an International Women’s Day event to be held on 7th March 2015 in Lampton Conference Centre, 11.00am – 4.00pm.  This would give women the opportunity to network, enjoy a cultural array of music and dance delivered by local VCSE sector groups; enable the creation and broadening of our cultural understanding of the groups that make up Hounslow.

 

-          A Junior Citizen Scheme would be rolled out in June to over 32 schools and approximately 2300 children.

 

Resolved:

 

To note the report.

 

Minutes:

Joan Conlon, Community Inclusion and Participation  Officer, provided Members with an update on the PREVENT Strategy and the use of the funding approved by Members.

 

-          Part of the funding had been allocated to meet the roll out of WRAP3 training. a new Home Office requirement for specified bodies, including the police, prisons, local authorities, schools and universities, to have due regard to ‘preventing people being drawn into terrorism’. Training for all relevant authorities across the Borough was being delivered by Joan and two other Home Office approved intervention providers.

-          Part of the funding had been allocated to an International Women’s Day event to be held on 7th March 2015 in Lampton Conference Centre, 11.00am – 4.00pm.  This would give women the opportunity to network, enjoy a cultural array of music and dance delivered by local VCSE sector groups; enable the creation and broadening of our cultural understanding of the groups that make up Hounslow.

 

-          A Junior Citizen Scheme would be rolled out in June to over 32 schools and approximately 2300 children.

 

 

Joan Conlon provided the following replies to questions from Members:

-          It had been agreed for Councillors to display posters promoting International Women’s Day in their surgeries.

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76.

Urgent Business

Any other business, which the Chair agrees to consider on the grounds of urgency.  

Minutes:

There was no urgent business.