Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Communities
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Edlington Community Organisation’s successful application to the Community Investment Programme 2019 secured revenue funding and capital funding of £5,000 towards a building extension at Yorkshire Main Community Centre, to expand the community cupboard scheme. The charity have a long term lease and support from the board of Trustees of Yorkshire Main Community Centre supporting this work to be progressed. However the charity had not secured the total amount of funding from a number of sources for the extension work. Once the total amount required for the build was secured then the Council would pay the charity the £5,000.
Since securing this amount, the charity have had some damage caused to the roof, resulting in considerable internal damage to the hall and kitchen, which now requires immediate attention. The charity have managed to secure £40,000 from Sport England for a new roof and internal works to the centre but require the £5,000 to support a new kitchen and not as planned the first floor construction as this is now their priority.
Without a kitchen, the services within the community centre will be greatly affected, causing a further impact on the charity over and above the COVID-19 impact.
Reason for Decision.
Edlington Community Organisation’s application to the Community Investment Programme 2019 was successful and they had already have received the revenue funding of £11,000. However, due to the capital funding of £5,000 contributing towards the first floor extension, the funding and to follow formal ODR were not progressed until there was assurance the total amount of funding for the works was secured.
Unfortunately, as referenced above, the charity are asking for the £5,000 funding to be used for more pressing priority work, to enable them to deliver their core work which is much valued and needed in Edlington.
To formally award £5,000 to Edlington
Community Organisation from the Community Investment Programme
ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND
Do not award £5,000 to Edlington Community Organisation – without this funding, the organisation would not be able to deliver their core work, which is much valued and needed in Edlington.
Option 2 – preferred option
Award £5,000 to Edlington Community Organisation to support a new kitchen
Publication date: 16/11/2020
Date of decision: 10/08/2020