Annex 1

 

Executive Board Member Decisions Meeting for the Leader

Targeted Finance Fund

2018 - 2019

Report Author: Caroline Owen

CAOwen@carmarthenshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01269 590216

 

2018/19 Budget Available - £66,000.00

 

Full Report Value: £58,792.00

 

 

 

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Application Reference - TFF/18/06

 

 

Project Title

Community Development Officer

Applicant

Pembrey and Burry Port Town Council

Ward

Pembrey and Burry Port

Key Account Management

The Targeted Finance Fund is a discretionary fund available to Key Account Management (KAM) clients. For an organisation to become a KAM client they must be a third sector not for profit organisation that falls into one of the following 3 categories:

·         Existing social enterprises that have the potential to grow, be sustainable and create employment a

·         Emerging projects that have the potential to create jobs

·         Third sector organisations that deliver vital services within our communities

 

Project Description

This project is to appoint a part time Community Development Officer to deliver the set up work required to meet the Council’s Wellbeing Future Generations Act obligations, also the initial work regarding the asset transfers and service transfer agenda.

 

As the Act requires public bodies to implement five key ways of working in its future decision making, looking to the long-term, taking an integrated approach, involving a diversity of the population, working with others in a collaborative way, and understanding the root causes of issues to prevent them from occurring, it is essential to appoint an Officer in delivering these implementations.

 

As they are one of the larger Town and Community Councils in Wales, they need to make sure that when they make decisions, they think about how it will affect people living in the area, ensuring sustainability, being sustainable means using the things we need to live our lives but making sure that there are still enough left for future generations and this demands additional work and resources. 

 

The Town Council has recently finalised the asset transfer of six parks and play areas from the County Council and they in the process of agreeing a number of other asset transfers which have and will continue to add to their workload.

 

The Town Council is very much aware of the need to give serious and detailed consideration to the potential transfer of some place based services from the County Council in the near future and such an exercise will need to involve the ‘community consultation’ element of the WBFG Act as well as due diligence, financial projections and planning before any decision can be considered by the Council, which will clearly require additional resources and skills.

 

The Town Council has established a strategy and programme of work to deal with the requirements of the WBFG Act. In short this requires the organisation of a number of public meetings, the establishment of six standing focus groups involving members of the public to deal with each of the areas covered by the act, the delivery and ongoing monitoring and review of a community plan for the area.

 

The proposed project is generally a new service rather than an enhancement of what they already offer and the appointed officer will support the work of the proposed six forums, with the seventh, a globally responsible community, being a cross-cutting theme picked up by all.

 

The officer will produce a community plan which will meet the findings of the forums, the strategic objectives of the Town Council and the approval of the community.

 

The officer will report directly to the Town Clerk on a daily basis but will take policy and strategic oversight from the sub-committee overseeing the project and the council overall.

 

Economic Benefit

·         Number of individuals into training/education – 50

·         Number of individuals into volunteering

·         Number of individuals into employment

·         Number of community groups/organisations assisted

·         Number of social enterprises created

·         Number of social enterprises supported

·         Number of jobs created - 1

·         Number of jobs safeguarded

·         Public and private leverage funding - £12,258.00

 

Total Project Cost

 

Eligible Capital

 

Eligible  Revenue

 

 

 

Ineligible Costs

 

Amount and % of

grant requested

 

Match funding

£31,320.00

 

Nil

 

£31,320

£27,000 – FTE Salary 16% (including £4,320 pensions) 

 

 

Nil

 

 

£18,792.00 @ 60%

 

 

£12,528.00

Own funds secured

 

Cllr and Officer Consultations Undertaken

·         Cllr. Shirley Matthews

·         Cllr. Hugh Shepardson

·         Cllr. Amanda Fox

·         Cllr. John James

Fully support the project and the employment of a Community Development Officer, as the current process of asset transfers, and the development of a place plan the CDO will work strategically with local groups and associations to achieve best results for the local community.

Evidence of Need /

Community Engagement

Pembrey & Burry Port Town Council has engaged in a range of consultation exercises intended to identify need, collate and receive input from the local community.

 

The consultation helped identify the main beneficiaries being the people of Pembrey and Burry Port wards, but the wider community organisations will benefit as they will be involved in the creation of the Community Plan and also working in partnership in the delivery of the plan, to benefit the local and wider community.

 

The local Business Sector will also benefit as the plan will also cover growing the local economy and job creation.

 

The way in which the benefit will be delivered is multi-layered, by undertaking a number of Public meetings, preceded by leaflets and media campaign designed to maximise public engagement, leading to the creation of six community forums for each of the Wellbeing themes.

 

These forums will be a mixture of members of the public, experts, and local councillors and their task will be to produce a 5 year plan covering their particular theme, which will then be amalgamated into one Community plan.

 

Contributing to key Strategies

The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act sets out goals for a healthier stronger Wales with happy communities where every one is treated fairely and equally. Providing services that meet the needs of the families , young people are essential in creating a stronger sustainable communities actively addressing and improving the economic social environment in accordance with the sustainable development priniciples aimed at achieving the well being goals.

 

Thinking together, Planning together, Doing Together – A Carmarthenshire Community Strategy 2004-2020

Improving Health and Well Being by tackling the causes of ill health by offering strategies and courses to address these inequalities. 

Lifelong learning – offering a range of opportunities from older age to childhood.

 

Welsh Language Strategy for Carmarthenshire

P&BPTC intends to promote the strategy and facilitate the language in Wales, in particular, the conduct of public business and justice administration, on the basis of equality with English.

 

Welsh Government Digital Inclusion Plan (2015)

In preparing a strategic framework for the three areas, the CDO will engage with key stakeholders in the community. As a result, the CDO will align to the Digital strategy through an ‘on the ground’ approach to digital inclusion through community based approaches.

Swansea Bay City Region Economic Regeneration Strategy 2013 – 2030

Business growth, retention and specialisation

Maximising job creation for all

 

Ownership/Lease

Not applicable

Business Plan/Officer Comments including details of support moving forward/next steps linked to growth and sustainability

The project will assist in adding economic benefits and growth within the community which will be derived from the responses to the requirements of the Wellbeing Act.

 

The forum focusing on a prosperous community will deliver in the community plan, supporting with increasing local wealth, creation of sustainable well paid local jobs and the delivery of a well-educated, well trained local workforce.

 

The forum dealing with a resilient community will deliver a plan for a more resilient community in a more resilient environment which will greatly assist the tourist trade enhancing the community needs to further develop.

 

The healthier community forum will strive to improve the health of the people to become more economically active and contribute to the local prosperity.

 

The project will add to the services and impact of the Town Council and will increase the potential for the Town Council to enter into a number of new partnerships with others to deliver more for the community.

 

The project will also increase the potential of the Town Council to access new and additional funding to deliver aspects of the Community Plan.

 

In terms of ensuring the sustainability of the project after the grant period, the Town Council has the ability to increase its precept to sustain the project. 

 

 

Recommendation

Award - £18,792.00

 

Subject to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Application Reference - TFF/18/08

 

 

Project Title

“Adopt a tributary” Tywi Catchment Carmarthenshire

Applicant

West Wales Rivers Trust

Ward

Taf Myrddin to Tywi

Key Account Management

The Targeted Finance Fund is a discretionary fund available to Key Account Management (KAM) clients. For an organisation to become a KAM client they must be a third sector not for profit organisation that falls into one of the following 3 categories:

·         Existing social enterprises that have the potential to grow, be sustainable and create employment a

·         Emerging projects that have the potential to create jobs

·         Third sector organisations that deliver vital services within our communities

 

Project Description

Funding is required to employ a new Project Officer to deliver an exciting new project over 2 years focusing on specific tributaries of the River Tywi that enter the river between Carmarthen and Llandovery. The TFF will contribute towards Salaries, Travel & Subsistence, Scheme delivery and essential Equipment.

 

An element of the project is to identify which of these tributaries are most in need of intervention with an initial focus on investigating the Rhosmaen Dulais, Crychiau and Pibwr.

 

The overarching project aims to improve water quality, the river channel and riparian habitats which will benefit many aquatic species that are reliant on the river corridor including salmon, sea trout and brown trout which are listed on the Local Biodiversity Action Plan as priority species along with other riverine fish, eels and lamprey.

 

WWRT has established an Environment and Habitats Group for Carmarthenshire (EHGC) with representation from NRW, Dwr Cymru/Welsh Water, Carmarthen Fishermen's Federation, Carmarthenshire County Council and the local community which ensures widespread involvement in the decisions that are taken by the group.

 

The newly appointed officer will work closely with the current Development Officer to deliver the project. Key responsibilities will include training and managing Volunteers, utilising different survey techniques, identifying pollution problems through observation of microbial growths and invertebrate identification.

 

The project will foster positive relationships with the farming community and will engage with Gelli Aur College to encourage student involvement in the project. Active participation will help them understand how farming practices can affect river ecology and they will also approach the college authorities to examine whether an appropriate study element can be built into course curriculum.

 

The officers will engage with local communities, fishery owners, educational establishments, angling clubs and their members to tackle many of the problems that are affecting these streams.

 

Many tributaries in the Tywi valley are degraded as a result of acidification, agricultural pollution, barriers to fish migration, littering and habitat degradation.  Their restoration is essential to improve fisheries, water quality and biodiversity and to ensure their connectivity with the main river which is particularly important in terms of increasing resilience to the effects of climate change.

 

A recent pilot project removed large debris dams that were obstructing the passage of fish and contributing to large amounts of entrapped silage wrap and other plastic debris.

 

Tackling the plastic problem is one of the key objectives of this project not only for the benefit of the stream habitat but also to reduce the huge amount of plastics that are carried by rivers to the sea causing damage to the marine environment. There has been an enthusiastic response from the local community who actively took part in clear up operations and this involvement lead to communities taking more interest in their own environment and reporting and taking action on damaging activities such as agricultural pollution problems.

 

This project will further develop the approach taken with the pilot study and expand the geographic area covered:

 

·         Engaging with fishery owners and community groups to adopt a tributary in their locality, a target for 10 tributaries to be adopted along the length of the river between the Brianne dam and the tidal reaches.

·         Existing data from river restoration plans will be examined to identify priority issues affecting the tributaries selected, with particular focus on those under Water Framework Directive prioritisation.

·         Targeted walkover surveys using standardised map based recording techniques would then be carried out to provide ground-truth/contemporary information.

·         Priorities for interventions will then be determined on the basis of the information gathered, such as the removal or easement to the passage of fish of obstructions such as log jams or weirs, fencing schemes to prevent encroachment of cattle or to allow the establishment of riparian vegetation, removal of plastic and other litter and control of invasive plants.

 

The long-term vision is to develop the scheme to a stage where local community groups, schools, individuals and businesses will be in a position to ‘Adopt a Riverbank’, acting as custodians of future river health. There would be potential for hundreds of local people to participate with the project.

 

There will be a direct economic effect of improved fisheries and consequently development of the local area in response to angling tourism. Fisheries are worth an estimated £150m to the Welsh economy each year and support around 1,500 jobs, therefore, it is important to protect them.

Economic Benefit

·         Number of individuals into training/education - 25

·         Number of individuals into volunteering - 70

·         Number of individuals into employment -

·         Number of community groups/organisations assisted - 12

·         Number of social enterprises created

·         Number of social enterprises supported 

·         Number of jobs created - 1

·         Number of jobs safeguarded – 1

·         Public and private leverage funding - £60,190.00

Total Project Cost

 

Eligible Capital

 

Eligible  Revenue

 

 

 

 

Ineligible Costs

 

Amount and % of

grant requested

 

Match funding

 

£80,190.00 (Gross)

 

 

Nil

 

 

£80,190.00

£52,589.50 – Salaries and on costs (2yr Project delivery)

£4,800.00 – Travel & Subsistence

£20,300.50 – Scheme delivery

£2,500.00 – Equipment

 

Nil

 

 

£20,000.00 @ 24.94%

 

 

£60,190.00

£29,000.00 – Dwr Cymru - secured

£30,000.00 NRW - secured

£1,190.00 – Greggs Foundation - secured

 

Cllr and Officer Consultations Undertaken

·         Cllr. Cefin Campbell

·         Cllr. Handel Davies

·         Cllr. Andrew James

·         Cllr. Ann Davies

·         Cllr. Dorian Williams

·         Rosie Carmichael – CCC Rural Conservation Manager

·         Stephen Edwards – CCC Arboriculture Officer

·         Huw Parsons – Assistant Media & Marketing Manager

·         Lucy Pitt - National Resources Wales

·         Director of Environment - Dwr Cymru Welsh Water

·         Chairman - Carmarthenshire Fisheries Federation

·         Kevin Harrington – Antur Teifi

Evidence of Need /

Community Engagement

In the Spring of 2018 members of Carmarthenshire Fisherman’s Federation and WWRT undertook a walkover of the tributary from its source to the confluence with the Tywi and issues such as blockages, plastic pollution, tipping, defective fencing, over-shading, stock poaching, agricultural and householder bad practice and invasive species were noted.

Shortly after, friends and neighbours in the Cilsane area of the lower stretch visited the Ford and noted tipped or washed down plastics, metals and animal carcasses in the pool below the ford and a work day was planned and the Friends of the Ford, picked plastics and metals from the river. This was then followed by a joint day with CFF removing timber and plastic waste from a large blockage near the confluence. Further work by the Friends has included a balsam pick, pruning of overhanging trees, dragging out of a large tree root with farmer help, clearing out a dumped section of blockwork wall and a walkover to identify post-flood blockages. CFF also removed a second large blockage impeding access to the main river and a feeder stream.

Water quality issues such as sedimentation and algal blooms have been noted over recent months. CFF have also notified NRW of two pollution incidents and some bad practice issues along the lower stretch, which have resulted in cautions being issued to the farmer concerned.

Contributing to key Strategies

Carmarthenshire’s Integrated Strategy:

 

People in Carmarthenshire are healthier:

The provision of an improved environment with flourishing fisheries will provide increased opportunities for outdoor pursuits which contributes to a healthier lifestyle

 

People in Carmarthenshire fulfil their learning potential:

The opportunities available to volunteers through training and participation in project delivery provides valuable learning opportunities which can lead to job opportunities.

 

Carmarthenshire’s communities and Environment are sustainable:

Rivers are key to the connection and integration of our rural areas. They act as indicators of the sustainable management of the land in our countryside. Though our project we aim to make a direct contribution to the sustainability of the environment and communities.

 

Carmarthenshire has a stronger and more prosperous economy:

The building of a programme of restoration projects will make a contribution to the rural economy through increased angling opportunities, tourism with the knock on benefits to accommodation providers, pubs, and tourism related businesses.

 

Welsh Government’s Wellbeing of Future Generations Act in particular its objective of “A nation which maintains and enhances a biodiverse natural environment with healthy functioning ecosystems that support social, economic and ecological resilience and the capacity to adapt to change (for example climate change)”.

 

Welsh Government’s Marine and Freshwater Fisheries Strategic Action Plan – in relation to its objective of “helping anglers increase the economic value of freshwater fisheries”.

 

WG and NRW’s Corporate Strategy 2015/20 through the Outdoor Recreation and Access Enabling Plan including:

  • Provision of opportunities that bring the greatest health and well-being benefits to people and communities
  • Provision of opportunities that maximise the economic benefits across Wales
  • Opportunities that support or lead to more sustainable use of natural resources [including linked to active travel]

Water Framework and Habitats Directives – helping to achieve the targets set by the directives for river quality and habitat improvement.

Ownership/Lease

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the Competent Authority for implementation of the Water Framework Directive in Wales. They have responsibility for drawing up the River Basin Management Plans - working in partnership with a wide range of public, private and voluntary organisations. NRW leads on the development of the plans for Wales and acts jointly with the Environment Agency.

 

The rivers of Wales are some of the country’s most valuable natural assets and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) and its partners play an important role in their restoration and maintenance.

Business Plan/Officer Comments including details of support moving forward/next steps linked to growth and sustainability

Publicising the work undertaken will be an important element to gain wider support, which will include a poster campaign aimed at reducing the plastic litter problem, highlighting the problems caused by plastics in the environment and giving opportunities for engagement in plastic collection. Carmarthenshire County Council support will also be sought with the plastics initiative as they supported the pilot project.

 

Dŵr Cymru will benefit from improved water quality and reduced treatment costs of water abstracted from this important catchment.

 

Working in partnership with a variety of organisations and the community is key foundation to the project.  The Project Officers will be responsible for the project management involving the design and implementation of survey programmes, training and supervision of volunteers, determining priorities for intervention, designing and implementing schemes, communication with and coordinating the involvement of partner organisations and interpretation of data and reporting project outcomes.

 

Engaging with the community and other organisations will ensure successful delivery will hopefully result in continued financial and community support.

 

Through this project others will see the benefits of the overall approach and the outcomes achieved which will prompt offers of funding and volunteer support, they will also approach business interests to make charitable donations to support this work.

 

With their proven track record of implementing river improvement schemes and because of their relatively few overheads, the project offers countless improvements to local conservation. The project costs span three years, but the legacy will be there for decades to come.

 

Recommendation

 

Award - £20,000.00

 

 

Subject to:

 

 

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Application Reference - TFF/18/09

 

Project Title

Village Hall Community Building Extension

Applicant

Llanarthne New Village Hall

Ward

Llanddarog

Key Account Management

The Targeted Finance Fund is a discretionary fund available to Key Account Management (KAM) clients. For an organisation to become a KAM client they must be a third sector not for profit organisation that falls into one of the following 3 categories:

·         Existing social enterprises that have the potential to grow, be sustainable and create employment a

·         Emerging projects that have the potential to create jobs

·         Third sector organisations that deliver vital services within our communities

 

Project Description

In July 2007 a 60 year legacy came into fruition and the community in and around the village of Llanarthne were to benefit from a purpose built community centre on land donated to the charity, which officially opened in 2008.

 

The hall has a number of specific aims to ensure a variety of beneficial social activities take place and when the hall was constructed provision was made for further developments intending to increase the scope of general sustainability and community benefits. The design of the hall incorporates sustainability, including social, environmental and economic aspects and sits sensitively in its environment, with geothermal heating in association with solar panels ensure that its carbon footprint is light.

 

The facility is well utilised by various community groups and is also available to hire for wedding receptions, parties, conferences, meetings and other events.

 

The outdoor recreation facilities are utilised by the general public daily, due to the accessibility of the children’s play area, green space, picnic area, and parking, irrespective of the hall being open, which has been a main reason for this project delivery, due to the community requesting accessible public toilet facilities.

 

This project, which has full planning permission is to build an extension on the existing facility, which will incorporate disabled toilet, baby/changing facilities, shower facilities and a new meeting room, along with storage facilities, to free the existing meeting room within the hall to be refurbished into a coffee bar.

 

This project will work in partnership with the Towy Valley Cycle path, creating an “Intermediate Hub” which will serve as a physical connection point to the route of the cycleway, providing people a sustainable and healthy travel option, connecting with villages between the two main towns of Carmarthen and Llandeilo.

 

This project will inevitably create two jobs, a caretaker to ensure the toilet & shower facilities are open to the general public on a daily basis, and a catering assistant to run the coffee shop during the hours of 10am and 4pm, which will also be a boost to the local economy.

 

TFF funding requested is to support the revenue aspect of the project delivery.

 

The project will also provide access to services for which consultation has also been undertaken in providing a community library, OAP Club, mother and toddler group, also various surgeries, in line with community needs, to be established through further community consultation over the next few months.

 

The hall enjoys the full support of the community council who provide both financial support and advice on all matters relating to maintaining and developing the hall as a hub of the community and enjoys the support of the community the individuals and organisations that use the facility, as it is valued and enjoyed as a place for all to meet.

 

This project delivery will complement the cycle path development project and further consultation with the project lead will be undertaken to develop the hall as a bike hire facility, generating an additional income stream.

 

Economic Benefit

·         Number of individuals into training/education - 4

·         Number of individuals into volunteering - 16

·         Number of individuals into employment -

·         Number of community groups/organisations assisted - 25

·         Number of social enterprises created

·         Number of social enterprises supported 

·         Number of jobs created - 2

·         Number of jobs safeguarded

·         Public and private leverage funding – £142,385.00

 

Total Project Cost

 

Eligible Capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eligible  Revenue

 

 

 

 

Ineligible Costs

 

 

Amount and % of

grant requested

 

Match funding

£162,385.00

 

£132,920.00

£92,160.00 – Extension Building Costs & Internal works

£15,000.00 – Plumbing, Electrics, Fittings

£20,000 – Coffee Bar Facilities

£2,160.00 – Furniture

£3,600.00 – Fixtures/Fittings

 

 

£29,465.00

£7,280.00 – Caretaker Salary

£16,785.00 – Catering Assistant

£4,800.00 – Quantity Surveyor

£600.00 – Architect plan fees

 

 

Nil

 

 

£20,000.00 @ 12.3%

 

£142,385.00

£10,000.00 – Welsh Church Fund – applied

£25,000.00 – Community Facilities Programme – applying

£5,000.00 – Community Council – applying

£15,000.00 – Garfield Weston – Applied

£15,000.00 – Bernard Sunley – Applied

£90,000.00 – Lottery People & Places – Applying

Funders to be applied exceed overall costs due to some applications being rejected, due to insufficient funds available.

 

Cllr and Officer Consultations Undertaken

·         Cllr. Ann Davies

·         Sam Palmer – Project Officer Towy Valley

·         Simon Charles – Transport Strategy & Infrastructure Manager

·         Judy Roberts - Llanarthne Community Council

·         Peter Bowen – Llanarthne Community Council

·         Dilwyn Morgan -  Llanarthne Community Council

·         Mark Jewell – Library Services Manager

·         Julian Edwards – Development & Built Heritage Manager

·         Mike O’Shea – Welsh Government

 

Evidence of Need /

Community Engagement

Carmarthen to Llandeilo Cycle Route Stakeholder Consultation event in Llanarthne Village Hall, a well-attended event, confirming the need for “Intermediate Hubs” Consultation with the Tywi Valley Project lead to work in partnership with CCC Cycle path development.

Feasibility consultation study undertaken by Llanarthne Community Council, which identified the need for accessible public toilets within the village.

Consultation with the community and service providers has been undertaken at all opportunity over the past 4 years, at events,activities and with other organisations.

 

Individual letters of support have been provided in support of this project, also in excess of 200 community signatures to date.

 

Contributing to key Strategies

 

The Wellbeing of Future Generations Act sets out goals for a healthier stronger Wales with happy communities where every one is treated fairely and equally. Providing services that meet the needs of the families , young people are essential in creating a stronger sustainable communities actively addressing and improving the economic social environment in accordance with the sustainable development priniciples aimed at achieving the well being goals.

     

Swansea Bay City Region Economic Regeneration Strategy 2013-2030, in that we will be in a position through the project activity for

Business growth, retention and specialisation, also maximising job creation through strategic activity planning, processes will put organisation in a better position to grow, retaining and implementing innovation and knowledge in accordance with the changing competitive infrastructures.

 

 

Carmarthenshire Local Development Strategy:

To support business growth, retention & specialisation

To support a skilled and ambitious workforce

To seek to maximise job creation and employment prospects

To support the development of a knowledge economy

To develop the distinctiveness and attractiveness of the area in terms of tourism and business investment whilst ensuring that Wales as a nation is resilient.

 

Councils Corporate Strategy 2018 – 2013

Create more jobs and growth throughout the count

Help people live healthy lives (tackling risky behaviour and obesity)

Support good connections with friends, family and safer communities

A Council wide approach to support Ageing Well in Carmarthenshire

Promote Welsh Language and Culture

Building a Better Council and Making Better Use of Resources

 

Swansea Bay City Region Economic Regeneration:

Strategic aim 1:Business Growth, Retention and Specialism

Strategic aim 3: Maximising job creation for all.

 

The Welsh Government Strategy for Tourism – 2013/2020 – Partnership for Growth

This strategy provides the basis for the Welsh Government, the tourism industry and other organisations to focus on the priorities that will deliver a more prosperous and competitive sector.

 

Simply Prudent Health Care pubished in 2013 by the Bevan Commission considers how Wales can make the most effective use of available resources.In April 2015 the goverment implemented changes to the care Act that has affected many people that require support, the Act gives more resposibilities to Local Authorities to asses the support required . Many will require support from charities and organisations on a local level , the extension would provide a community space that would be able to deliver a number of key services within the community and with access to on site key medical care.

 

 

Ownership/Lease

Ownership

Registered Charity -1080289

Business Plan/Officer Comments including details of support moving forward/next steps linked to growth and sustainability

This project aims to support the development of sustainable rural communities by improving access to services through the facilities it offers, which are community led, sustainable and of direct benefit to the community.

 

Building connections with the wider community and engaging with all newcomers to the village, increasing footfall, providing additional income, this in turn will increase the hall’s future sustainability and its ability to provide services and activities for future generations.

 

The future development is ongoing as it is expected that the hall will continue to provide the community with the necessary services by adapting to the future needs of the village. It is intended that key services will continue into the future as part of the development of the hall as the hub of the community as all services are essential to the health and wellbeing of the community.

 

The hall to date is self-sustainable, however, in order to be able to develop new services for the benefit of the community it does require some assistance through grant funding.

 

 

Recommendation

 

Award - £20,000.00

 

 

Subject to:

Capital Match funding being secured to deliver the project