Agenda item

Voluntary and Community Sector Funding: Pilot Community Based Initiatives

Report of the Director of Children and Adults Services


The Director of Children and Adults Services submitted a report (previously circulated) to provide Members with an overview of the planned implementation of pilot community based initiatives utilising Future Fund and Voluntary Sector Development Fund monies.


The submitted report outlined the funding opportunities that had been made available to Community and Voluntary Sector organisations following the implementation of the Medium Term Financial Plan in June 2016 and the process that had been undertaken to identify ways in which the funding could be utilised to improve outcomes for local people. 


Following a series of workshops attended by local statutory and voluntary sector organisations it was agreed to focus on two key issues: preventing social isolation in adults and older people and supporting vulnerable families with children and young people at the earliest opportunity.


The submitted report gave details of the community based initiatives proposed for funding and the Steering Group that had been established to monitor the outcomes and impact of the agreed pilot initiatives.


Discussion ensued on the six community based initiatives that had been proposed.


RESOLVED – (a) That the pilot initiatives outlined in the submitted report be noted.


(b) That this Scrutiny Committee receive an update following the monitoring and evaluation phase of this work in 2019.



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