Venue: Room 4, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
The Chair welcomed everyone to the meeting. Apologies for absence were received from Cllr Achilleas Georgiou.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests relating to items on the agenda.
There were no declarations of interest registered in respect of any items on the agenda.
The Chairman will consider the admission of any reports (Listed on the agenda but circulated late) which have not been circulated in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution and the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information and Meetings) (England) Regulations 2012.
Note: The above requirements state that the agendas and reports should be circulated at least 5 clear working days in advance of meetings.
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 and Meetings) (England) Regulations 2012. These requirements state that agendas and reports should be circulated at least five clear days in advance of meetings.
To receive a report from the Chief Executive presenting the application that was deferred by the Enfield Community Support Fund Cabinet Sub-Committee held on 9 July 2015.
Councillor Yasemin Brett (Cabinet Member for Community Organisations and Culture) introduced the report of the Chief Executive (No. 144) presenting the application that was deferred by the Enfield Community Support Fund Cabinet Sub-Committee held on the 9th July 2015.
Shaun Rogan, Head of Policy, Partnerships, Engagement and Consultation and, Niki Nicolaou, Third Sector Development Team Manager, presented the report to Members.
1. In relation to the joint bid by Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau and Enfield Turkish Cypriot Association, further discussions with the applicants and further details were requested in relation to their application.
2. A joint bid of £10,000 was submitted requesting funding for advice and information running costs, volunteers and scanners.
3. Additional background information on the application had been provided to Members of the Sub-Committee.
i. Volunteers will be able to contribute further with the programme.
ii. An increased element of sustainability will be seen.
iii. The sessional worker will be able to pass on his knowledge to the volunteers involved.
iv. Third Sector Development Team will be monitoring progress on a regular basis.
v. £2800 of the funds to cover the first quarter of the project will be released straight away. Subsequent funding against the agreed profile will be made quarterly. Evidence of spend and out puts will need to be provided subsequently on a quarterly bases before any further funding is released.
vi. The Enfield Citizens Advice Bureau have agreed to provide support to the Enfield Turkish Cypriot Association if needed.
vii. The bid now makes reference to accepting referrals from the Council.
Alternative Options Considered: That the project is not considered and the funding is not allocated. This would not be recommended as this will not support the stated aim of building greater capacity and resilience within our communities.
1. That the Cabinet Sub-Committee following detailed re-consideration of the applications and the criteria, agreed that the following application is suitable for funding from the Enfield Community Support Fund:
Reason for Recommendations: The joint project submitted has been proposed and developed by the voluntary and community sector organisations and community groups of Enfield, to help provide greater support to our communities and so improve the social, economic or environmental wellbeing by tackling local need and deprivation. The project deferred supports the Council’s vision of making Enfield a better place to live and work, delivering fairness for all, growth and sustainability and strong communities. It has been assessed by an officer team to determine their eligibility for consideration by the Cabinet Sub-Committee.
To receive and agree the minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee held on 9 July 2015.
AGREED that the minutes of the previous meeting of the Enfield Community Support Fund Cabinet Sub-Committee held on the 9th July 2015 be approved and signed by the Chair, as a correct record.