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Community Grants Review

Meeting: 30/06/2022 - Environment and Community Scrutiny Committee (Item 35)

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Matter for Decision

The Community Grants priorities are reviewed periodically to ensure they remain relevant and align with the Councils Corporate Plan and wider objectives. Similarly, the Grant procedures are reviewed annually as part of a continuous improvement process, taking into account feedback from applicants and the experience of the Grants Team.


As reported to Environment and Scrutiny Committee on 27th January 2022, the focus on the next Grants Review will be to ensure it aligns with the Council’s future priorities and outcomes as identified through the ‘Our Cambridge’ transformation programme.


To enable the ‘Our Cambridge’ work to develop and conversations with community groups to begin, whilst at the same time allowing for continuous improvements as usual, a two-phase Grants Review is proposed.


Decision of Executive Councillor for Equalities, Anti-Poverty and Wellbeing

      i.         Approved the changes to the Community Grants programme proposed in Phase 1 of the Community Grants Review, namely:

a.    The introduction of a ‘light touch’ small grants application process for awards of £2,000 and under as set out at point 4 of the Officer’s report.

    ii.         Noted the broader review work required in Phase 2 which will be developed alongside the ‘Our Cambridge’ transformation programme.


Reason for the Decision

As set out in the Officer’s report.


Any Alternative Options Considered and Rejected

Not applicable.


Scrutiny Considerations




The Committee unanimously resolved to endorse the recommendations.



The Executive Councillor approved the recommendations.


Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Executive Councillor (and any Dispensations Granted)

No conflicts of interest were declared by the Executive Councillor.