Agenda and minutes

Enfield Community Support Fund Cabinet Sub-Committee
Thursday, 9th July, 2015 7.00 pm

Venue: Room 3, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

Items
No. Item

1.

APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHAIR

To elect a chair of the sub-committee for the 2015-16 Municipal Year.

Minutes:

Councillor Yasemin Brett was appointed as Chair of the Sub Committee for the 2015-16 Municipal Year.

2.

WELCOME AND APOLOGIES

Minutes:

The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting. There were no apologies for absence.

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non pecuniary interests relating to items on the agenda.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest registered in respect of any items on the agenda.

4.

URGENT ITEMS

The Chair will consider the admission of any late reports (listed on the agenda but circulated late) which have not been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution and the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Amendment Regulations 2002.

Minutes:

NOTED that the reports listed on the agenda had been circulated in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution and the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Amendment Regulations 2002 with the exception of Report No.46 – Enfield Community Support Fund Deferred Applications from 26 March 2015 Meeting (Minute No.5 below refers).  These arrangements state that agendas and reports should be circulated at least 5 clear days in advance of meetings.

 

AGREED, that the report be considered at this meeting.

5.

ENFIELD COMMUNITY SUPPORT FUND FOR 2015-16 pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To reconsider the applications submitted to the Enfield Community Support Fund for 2015-16 which were deferred at the meeting on 26th March 2015.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Yasemin Brett (Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture) introduced the report of the Chief Executive (No.46) presenting the applications that had been deferred by the Enfield Community Support Fund Cabinet Sub-Committee at its meeting on 26th March 2015 to enable further discussions with each of the applicants and, further details to be provided in relation to each application. The Enfield Community Support Fund Cabinet Sub Committee discussed the additional information received and made the decisions set out below.

 

Shaun Rogan, Head of Policy, Partnerships, Engagement and Consultation and, Niki Nicolaou, Third Sector Development Team Manager, presented the report to Members.

 

NOTED

 

1.               The summary of the applications received as detailed in the report and Appendix A to the report. The total amount requested was £43,518.

 

2.               That additional background information on each of the applications, as previously requested, had been provided to Members of the Sub-Committee.

 

3.               Members considered each of the applications in detail.

 

a.     Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau (ECSF006) Enfield Turkish Cypriot Association (ECSF019) (£10,000) - Deferred

 

Members discussed the joint application bid in detail and noted the changes that had been made following the deferral of the two previous separate bid applications. A number of points of clarification were raised including: the volume of clients, the detailed financial information, the sustainability of the project in respect of volunteer training, clear evidence of collaboration between the two groups.

 

The Sub-Committee highlighted the need for such services in the Borough and considered the potential for future referrals of appropriate cases to such projects by the Council.

 

In conclusion, Members agreed that the joint application bid be deferred subject to further clarification on a number of issues highlighted by the Sub-Committee. Members did not have sufficient information to enable an informed decision to be made at this stage, as set out in the decision below. A further meeting of the Sub-Committee would be convened as and when appropriate.

 

b.     Enfield Carers Centre (ECSF012) (£9,917.68) - Agreed

 

As previously requested by the Sub-Committee, a breakdown of expenditure had now been provided which was reviewed by the Members.

 

Members were content with the additional information which had been provided in support of the bid and agreed that the application be accepted and funding approved, as set out in the decision below.

 

c.     Radio Enfield (ECSF016) (£6,800) - Agreed

 

Members noted the additional information presented in support of the bid application following the previous deferment. The Sub-Committee agreed that the application now be accepted and funding approved, as set out in the decision below.

 

d.     Turkish Youths of London (ECSF017) (£6,800) – Agreed

 

A detailed discussion took place on the additional information provided in support of the application. The monitoring processes in place were outlined in response to questions raised. In conclusion, the Sub-Committee agreed that the application now be accepted and funding approved, as set out in the decision below.

 

e.     Tamil Relief Centre (ECSF046) (£10,000) – Agreed

 

Members considered the additional information in support of the application providing  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING DATED 26TH MARCH 2015 pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 26th March 2015.

Minutes:

AGREED that the minutes of the previous meeting of the Sub-Committee held on the 26 March 2015 be approved and signed by the Chair, as a correct record.