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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: Committee Room 2, Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD

Contact: Mary Green  (020) 7527 3005

Items
No. Item

57.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Received from Councillor Anjna Khurana.

58.

Declaration of substitute members

Minutes:

None.

59.

Declarations of interest

 

If you have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest* in an item of business:

·         if it is not yet on the council’s register, you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent;

·         you may choose to declare a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest that is already in the register in the interests of openness and transparency. 

In both the above cases, you must leave the room without participating in discussion of the item.

 

If you have a personal interest in an item of business and you intend to speak or vote on the item you must declare both the existence and details of it at the start of the meeting or when it becomes apparent but you may participate in the discussion and vote on the item.

 

*(a)Employment, etc - Any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for profit or gain.

(b)   Sponsorship - Any payment or other financial benefit in respect of your expenses in carrying out duties as a member, or of your election; including from a trade union.

(c)  Contracts - Any current contract for goods, services or works, between you or your partner (or a body in which one of you has a beneficial interest) and the council.

(d)    Land - Any beneficial interest in land which is within the council’s area.

(e)    Licences- Any licence to occupy land in the council’s area for a month or longer.

(f)   Corporate tenancies - Any tenancy between the council and a body in which you or your partner have a beneficial interest.

(g)   Securities - Any beneficial interest in securities of a body which has a place of business or land in the council’s area, if the total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body or of any one class of its issued share capital.  

 

This applies to all members present at the meeting.

 

Minutes:

None.

60.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 30 September 2019 be confirmed as a correct record of proceedings and the Chair be authorised to sign them.

61.

Local Initiatives Fund awards pdf icon PDF 144 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED recommendations.

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

(a) That the Head of Communities be authorised to allocate funding of up to £250 to activity to support Ward Partnership meetings, as detailed in paragraph 3.14 of the report of the Executive Member for Community Development, which will be reported to a future meeting of the Committee.

(b) That the proposals for funding under the Local Initiatives Fund and the changes to previous proposals, detailed in Appendix A (attached to these minutes) of the report of the Executive Member for Community Development, be approved, subject to the Corporate Director of Housing being satisfied that the necessary checks have been made and any other issues resolved.

(c) That the declarations of interest made by councillors, detailed in paragraph 3.12 of the report, be noted.

(d) That the amendments to Ward budgets resulting for project funding being returned, as detailed in paragraph 3.13 of the report and Appendix A of the report, be noted.

 

Reasons for decision

To assist in developing and sustaining a healthy voluntary and community sector in Islington.

 

Other options considered

None.

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None.

62.

Community Festivals Fund: proposal for review to a three-year small grants programme pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

AGREED recommendations.

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

(a) That the Community Festivals Fund be changed to a small grants programme where applicants are commissioned by open competition on a three-year basis, subject to the budget being available year by year.

(b) That the revised eligibility and funding criteria that applicants seeking Community Festival Fund support are required to meet, the terms and conditions of the grant, including reporting annually on how the grant has been spent, as well as satisfactory confirmation of match funding annually, all as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report of the Executive Member for Community Development, be approved.

(c) That the new grant agreement offer letter, the terms and conditions and payment schedule, as detailed in Appendix 2 of the report, be approved.

 

 

Reasons for decision

The Fund provided an opportunity for the Council to support local organisations to develop and deliver a range of events.

 

Other options considered

None.

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None.

63.

Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Grants Programme 2020-2024 pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Decision:

The report was amended on submission as follows: page 65 – Date for Launch  of the grants programme amended to “06 January 2020”

Closing date for applications: date amended to “15 March 2020”

 

AGREED recommendations.

 

Reasons for decision – as specified in the report

Other options considered – none

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted – none

Minutes:

In her introduction to the report, Councillor O’Halloran highlighted an amendment to page 65 as follows:

 

page 65 – Date for Launch  of the grants programme amended to read

“06 January 2020”

Closing date for applications: date amended to read “15 March 2020”

 

RESOLVED:

(a) That the Council’s Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Grants Programme be developed to enable consultation and co-production of the programme with key stakeholders, including elected members, Council departments, Islington Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Voluntary and Community Sector partners.

(b) That the outline timetable for the development and delivery of the 2020 – 24 grants programme, detailed in Appendix 1 of the report of the Executive Member for Community Development, be approved.

(c) That explorative work be undertaken with Islington CCG, Islington Primary Care Networks and the Islington GP Federation, to assess the feasibility of establishing a joint approach to funding navigation, sign-posting and social prescribing services in the Borough.

(d) That an extension be approved to the current programme in line with the timetable detailed in Appendix 1 (as amended) of the report and that letters be sent to current grant recipients notifying them of the extension

 

 

Reasons for decision

The current grants programme was due to end on 31 March 2020 and work was required to reframe the programme in relation to the Corporate Plan 2018-2022 and the Council’s ambitions for early intervention and prevention.

 

Other options considered

None.

 

Conflicts of interest/Any dispensations granted

None.