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Decision details

The Better Play Grant - Funding Allocation

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Children and Young People's Services

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Purpose of Report: To approve the allocation of the Better Play Grant funding for the voluntary and community sector.

The Executive Member is asked to: Approve and agree funding amounts above £5k to play organisations up to a 3 year period.

Decision:

RESOLVED:(i)         That, subject to the outcome of Budget Council, the

                                    following allocations of funding be made:

                       

·        Bell Farm Adventure Playground to be allocated £20k on a one-year agreement in the first instance.

 

·        Officers to be delegated the authority to extend to a further two-year agreement, at no more than £20k per annum, following a full organisation review by CVS which ensures that the organisation continues to develop and provide evidence of robust governance arrangements.

 

·        A reallocation of £15k to be made to the Bell Farm Adventure Playground Playbuilder scheme (capital funding) to contribute to the redevelopment of the site.

 

·        SNAPPY to be allocated £35k per annum for a three-year period.

 

·        Playspace to be allocated £24k per annum for a three-year period, which would look to support two Chill Out Zones.

 

·        Space 109 to be allocated £6k per annum for a three-year period.

 

·        The Council for Voluntary Service to be allocated £12k per annum for a three-year period to work with targeted play organisations.

 

(ii)            That, should funding remain once the allocations have been

made, further funding be allocated to the Playspace Chill Out Zones".

 

REASON:            To continue funding quality play provision across the city in line

                        with the Taking Play Forward policy priorities.

Report author: Mary Bailey

Publication date: 01/02/2011

Date of decision: 01/02/2011

Decided at meeting: 01/02/2011 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Children and Young People's Services

Effective from: 04/02/2011

Accompanying Documents:

 

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