Hounslow Council


Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

86.

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

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Nisar Malik.

 

Councillor Sue Sampson declared a prejudicial interest in the organisation Inspiring Isleworth Community Association, which was recommended for funding in the table on page 7 of the report and did not take part in the discussion.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Nisar Malik.

 

Councillor Sue Sampson declared a prejudicial interest in the organisation Inspiring Isleworth Community Association, which was recommended for funding in the table on page 7 of the report and did not take part in the discussion.

87.

Minutes of the meeting held on 20th July 2015 and Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting hild on 20th July 2015 were agreed as accurate and signed by the Chair.

 

Matter Arising

 

Page 1:  The structure for Thriving Communities and VCSE Sector Strategy 2015-2019 was agreed by Borough Council at their meeting in September 2015.

 

Page 2: A report on the VCSE Sector Survey will be presented at the next meeting of CIAP.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting hild on 20th July 2015 were agreed as accurate and signed by the Chair.

 

Matter Arising

 

Page 1:  The structure for Thriving Communities and VCSE Sector Strategy 2015-2019 was agreed by Borough Council at their meeting in September 2015.

 

Page 2: A report on the VCSE Sector Survey will be presented at the next meeting of CIAP.

 

88.

Voluntary Sector Funding Report CIAP Nov 2015 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

See the report by Aine Hayes, Third Sector Partnerships Manager, Agenda Item 3 and appendices 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 on pages 5-27.

 

(Councillor Sue Sampson left the room for this item and did not take part in the discussion.)

 

The report recommended that the Community Investment Advisory Panel:

 

·       Consider the applications to Round 2 of the Hounslow Community Grant 2015/16 and the assessment undertaken by officers.

·       Consider the applications to Round 2 of the Community Youth Fund and the assessments undertaken by the Youth Panel, supported by the Council’s Youth Engagement Officer.

·       Recommend that the Lead Member for Communities takes into account the views of the CIAP when making decisions on funding as set out in the table at 3.4 of the report for community grants and the table at 3.7 of the report for community youth grants.

·       Recommend that the Lead Member for Communities takes into account the views of the CIAP when making a decision on funding, subject to legal advice, for Activebase.  This report was tabled at the meeting.

 

Aine advised the Panel that the grants for Community Youth Fund had been signed by the Lead Member for Communities to enable funding to be allocated to allow time to plan and deliver their projects in time for the October half term holiday period.

 

Aine tabled further recommendations to the Lead Member for Communities to approve funding for:

 

National Institute of African Studies (NIAS) of £8,800

London Bike Hub of £6,677.20

 

Resolved:

 

    I.  Having considered the view of the Community Investment Advisory Panel the Chair approved the grant allocations as below:

 

Community Youth Fund Budget

 

Organisation

Amount requested

Chair’s recommendation

Anne Shine Support

£2,500

£2,500

Film Skool Delux

£2,350

£2,350

Hanworth Centre

£2,400

£2,400

Hounslow PHAB

£2,500

£2,500

Junior Met Police Cadets

£2,500

£2,500

Riana

£2,500

£2,500

Senior Met Police Cadets

£2,500

£2,500

Total

£17,250

£17,250

 

 

  II.  Community Grant Budget 2015/16

 

The Lead Member approved the following grants from the 2015/16 grant budget:

 

          Organisation

Amount requested

Chair’s recommendation

Age UK

£18,540

£10,000

ELATT

£19,077

£19,077

Friends of Beaversfield Park

£14,680

£14,680

Friends of Cathja

£20,000

£15,000

Feltham Arts Association

£13,480

£13,480

Green Corridor

£19,528

£19,528

Hounslow Seniors Trust

£15,870

£15,870

Ilays

£16,600

£16,600

Inspiring Isleworth Community Association

£8,830

£5,000

Isleworth Explorers

£20,000

£15,000

Mulberry Centre

£20,000

£15,000

Speak Out in Hounslow

£16,810

£16,810

Together We Create

£6,850

£6,850

Value You

£4,368

£4,368

West Play

£19,810

£19,810

Total

£234,443

£207,073

Tabled recommendations approved for funding were as follows:

National Institute for African Studies (NIAS)

£8,800

£8,800

London Bike Hub

£6,677

£6,677

Total

£249,920

£222,550

 

III.  Having considered the views of the Community Investment Advisory Panel the Chair advised that a decision on the application from Activebase would be made following additional advice from Procurement.

 

Minutes:

See the report by Aine Hayes, Third Sector Partnerships Manager, Agenda Item 3 and appendices 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3 on pages 5-27.

 

(Councillor Sue Sampson left the room for the discussion on allocation of funds for Inspiring Isleworth and did not take part in the discussion.)

 

The report recommended that the Community Investment Advisory Panel:

 

  • Consider the applications to Round 2 of the Hounslow Community Grant 2015/16 and the assessment undertaken by officers.
  • Consider the applications to Round 2 of the Community Youth Fund and the assessments undertaken by the Youth Panel, supported by the Council’s Youth Engagement Officer.
  • Recommend that the Lead Member for Communities takes into account the views of the CIAP when making decisions on funding as set out in the table at 3.4 of the report for community grants and the table at 3.7 of the report for community youth grants.
  • Recommend that the Lead Member for Communities takes into account the views of the CIAP when making a decision on funding, subject to legal advice, for Activebase.  This report was tabled at the meeting.

 

Aine Hayes advised the Panel that the grants for Community Youth Fund had been signed by the Lead Member for Communities to enable funding to be allocated to allow time to plan and deliver their projects in time for the October half term holiday period.

 

Aine Hayes tabled an addendum to the report that the Lead Member for Communities  approved funding for:

 

  • National Institute of African Studies (NIAS) of £8,800
  • London Bike Hub of £6,677.20
  • Subject to advice from Legal and Procurement, funding for Active Base.  Allocated funding to be confirmed.

 

Officers replied to Panel Members’ questions as follows:

 

  • ELLAT provide a package of support to help new immigrants settle within the borough.  This includes ESOL classes and peer support via Welcome Clubs.  Legal advice was taken to ensure this could be supported.
  • Value You provides a recognition scheme for volunteers.  They will work with local shops to provide a discount scheme for volunteers who have contributed an agreed number of hours.  The other benefit was that the scheme raised the profile of local businesses and shops.
  • There were a number of community organisations like Active Base that managed community halls in the Borough. Representatives of Active Base confirmed that Isleworth Public Hall allddid have lift access to other floors and was disability discrimination compliant but not for modern wheelchair access.  Active Base is an organisation specifically for the purpose of this project.
  • The funding for Met Police Cadets was particularly aimed at supporting participation in Duke of Edinburgh Awards in the area.  This was not directly funded by the Met Police.

 

(Cllr Sue Sampson re-joined the meeting)

 

Resolved:

 

    I.  Having considered the views of the Community Investment Advisory Panel the Chair approved the grant allocations as below:

 

Community Youth Fund Budget

 

Organisation

Amount requested

Chair’s recommendation

Anne Shine Support

£2,500

£2,500

Film Skool Delux

£2,350

£2,350

Hanworth Centre

£2,400

£2,400

Hounslow PHAB

£2,500

£2,500

Junior Met Police Cadets  ...  view the full minutes text for item 88.

89.

Urgent Business

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

Decision:

There was no urgent business

Minutes:

There was no urgent business

90.

Date of the next meeting

Decision:

Resolved:

 

It was agreed that the date of the next meeting would be changed from Thursday 4th February 2016 to Thursday 18th February 2016.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

It was agreed that the date of the next meeting would be changed from Thursday 4th February 2016 to Thursday 18th February 2016.