Voluntary and Community Sector Committee oversees the
Council’s engagement with the Islington voluntary and
community sector and ensures value for money and fairness in the
allocation of council resources to the sector.
committee is responsible for the allocation of the Islington
Community Fund including determining the Council’s policy in
relation to discretionary rate relief for charities and other
non-profit making bodies. The
- considers applications for discretionary rate relief from the
Discretionary Rate Relief Fund;
- allocates the Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) Grants
- allocates the Advice Fund;
- allocates the Local Initiatives Fund having regard to the
recommendations of the relevant ward members/relevant ward
partnership or neighbourhood group and on the basis that the
funding will be allocated equally among the 16 wards making up the
- allocate the VCS Rescue Fund.
committee also reviews and, if necessary, withdraws funding to
organisations where there is a potential breach of conditions of
grant aid and/or service level agreement.
committee can consider the management, use and disposal of council
owned buildings occupied by voluntary and community sector
organisations and agree the disposal or leasing of council owned
properties to voluntary sector and community bodies including,
where relevant, the rent to be set.
committee also approves the annual budget proposed for the London
Councils Grants Committee.
If you have any questions please contact:
Room 107, Town Hall
Telephone: 020 7527 3044