Issue - decisions

Concurrent Functions Grants 2023/24

25/09/2023 - Concurrent Functions Grants 2023/24

The Director of Resources & Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report for Committee to consider the allocation of concurrent function grants for 2023/24.

 

It was explained that Concurrent functions were services provided in some parts of the Borough by the Borough Council, and in others by a Parish or Town Council. The Council had supported Parish and Town Councils with net revenue expenditure on these functions with reimbursement of 25% of the expenditure. The functions eligible for support by the grants were listed in the report. 25 applications were to be considered for support with a total net expenditure of £106,629, therefore the 25% grant support amount requested totalled £26,657.

 

It was asked if the scheme could be widened to include other functions such as car parks and war memorials.  The Director of Resources and Deputy Chief Executive explained that the eligible areas of spend included in the scheme were ones where the Council paid for services in some parts of the borough but parishes or Town Councils paid for them in other areas of the borough.  It was suggested a report be brought back for members consideration regarding the areas included and excluded under the scheme.

 

RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:

 

  1. Approve the payment of grants to parish and town councils under the grant scheme conditions and totalling £26,657.

 

  1. Agreed a report be brought back for members consideration regarding the areas included and excluded under the scheme.