The Director of Community Services submitted a report presenting the recommendations of the working group in relation to the allocation of grants under the recreation/culture/arts development scheme and the individual sports and arts excellence schemes.
It was noted that the number of grants awarded across all categories was lower this year due to the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic with less participation in activities, and events not yet taking place.
An added bonus of £100 per applicant under the excellence schemes was suggested for this year only to enable the young people ‘returning’ to their activity post Covid. A one year only grant was also proposed for coaching schemes as a ‘back to sport participation’ incentive.
RESOLVED THAT COMMITTEE:
Endorse the recommendations of the working group as appended to these minutes, and approve the carrying forward of monies as outlined in the report from 2019/20 to 2020/21.
(Councillors Schumann and Rainford were re-admitted to the meeting)